Two police officers convicted for the fatal arrest of Mitch Henriquez in June 2015 will appeal against the sentence of their trial, AD reports.
The court convicted two police officers involved in the fatal arrest of Mitch Henriquez of assault with death as a result. They were each given a conditionally suspended prison sentence of 6 months. The judge ruled that there is a direct link between Henriquez's death and the chokehold used on him during his arrest at a music festival in The Hague in 2015, NU.nl reports.
Mitch Henriquez did not die as a result of a chokehold used on him when he was arrested in Zuiderpark in The Hague in June 2015, the Public Prosecutor said in court on Monday. The two police officers charged with the Aruban man's death should therefore be acquitted of manslaughter and death through negligence. Henriquez' arrest was justified, but too much violence was used. The two police officers are therefore guilty of abuse, the Prosecutor said.
The family of an Aruban man who died during an arrest while he was on vacation in the Netherlands wants the European Court of Justice to determine if the investigation into the arrest was handled properly. The family of Mitch Henriquez also want expert testimony from a lip reader to help interpret new camera footage from the day of the arrest they say shows one officer picking up Henriquez's lifeless body, when another pushes the body back to the ground. They also say the video shows that Henriquez's face was purple from a lack of oxygen.
Young people in The Hague's ethnically diverse neighborhood of Schilderswijk, still harbor a lot of mistrust towards the police, according to a study by the Hague University of Applied Sciences. The researchers note that the relationship showed some improvement over the past years, but the problems are still far from solved, NOS reports.
Dutch police officers want more training in arrest techniques and self-defense, as well as more shooting lessons, police union ACP said to newspaper AD.
Each police officer must undergo at least 32 hours of training per year. But due to a shortage of teachers, around half of the cops in the Netherlands don't get there, according to the union.
The identities of the five police officers involved in the death in custody of 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez, will not be disclosed to the Aruban man's relatives, the appeals court in The Hague ruled. This same request was also rejected by a court in March, NU.nl reports.
On Thursday the court in The Hague ordered a new investigation into the cause of Mitch Henriquez' death in police custody in 2015. The two current reports on how the 42-year-old Aruban man died in 2015 are so different that the court feels a third opinion is necessary, RTL Nieuws reports.
Three of five police officers involved in an arrest which ended with the death of 42-year-old Aruban man Mitch Henriquez in 2015, will not be prosecuted, the court in The Hague ruled on Thursday.
According to a report by a forensic doctor, 42-year-old Mitch Henriquez most likely died due to heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias and not a crushed larynx caused by a chokehold used on him during his arrest in The Hague nearly two years ago.
The family of Mitch Henriquez is demanding to know the names of the police officers involved in the arrest that turned fatal for the Aruban man in a lawsuit filed against the State. The family wants to know the cops names to continue civil proceedings against them and for their own peace of mind, their lawyer Richard Korver said in court on Thursday. The state's lawyer claims that the officers' lives may be in danger if their names were released, AD reports.
Two Hague police officers are in the high security court at Schiphol on Monday for a pro-forma hearing in the case around the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez shortly after his arrest in 2015. They are facing charges of aggravated assault resulting in death, but may eventually be convicted of culpable homicide, AD reports.
Former Chief of the National Police Gerard Bouman guaranteed eight police officers their jobs even if they were convicted of a crime, Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice wrote to parliament on Monday.
Mitch Henriquez' family is angry and disappointed by the "light" punishments given to the police officers who were involved in his death, cousin Alex Dijhoff said to newspaper AD. The family's lawyer called it a "shame".
Two police officers were put on probation as punishment for their involvement in the fatal arrest of Mitch Henriquez in The Hague last year, police chief Paul Musscher announced in a press conference on Thursday.
The Hague department of the National Police finished the investigation into five officers involved in the fatal arrest of Mitch Henriquez in Zuiderpark last year. The investigators concluded that four are guilty of serious dereliction of duty, the fifth of dereliction of duty
Police chef Gerard Bouman promised the five police officers involved in Mitch Henriquez' death in custody that they will not loose their jobs, NRC reports based on confidential correspondence in its possession.
Two of the five police officers suspected of involvement in Mitch Henriquez death in custody will be criminally prosecuted, the Public Prosecutor informed Henriquez' family and the suspected officers on Monday
Five police officers made "error after error" in the arrest of Mitch Henriquez in The Hague last year, according to two police scientists who investigated the event. Henriquez died a day after being arrested at a music festival in June 2015. His death caused days of rioting in Schilderswijk and weeks of general unrest in The Hague.
Eleven people were arrested in The Hague on Monday night during a protest against police brutality. All eleven were arrested for ignoring Mayor Jozias van Aartsen's instructions not to protest in Schilderswijk, the police said in a statement.
The Hague mayor Jozias van Aartsen decided not to allow a protest march against police brutality to go through the Schilderswijk neighborhood on Monday. Protesters will have to go another route. Protest organizers are furious. "We now have to demonstrate along a route that is invisible. You mat express your opinion, but only if as few people as possible hear it", one of the organizers said to Den Haag FM.