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Oct 1, 2014

7 Police Officers Under Investigation for Various Criminal Allegations…

Tonight there is also scrutiny on the police force. A number of officers are under investigation by the Professional Standards Branch of the Department for allegations of wrongdoing including brutality and extortion. We start with Inspector Mark Flowers, the recently appointed commander of the Gang Suppression Unit, who has been twice accused of assault in a period of less than two weeks.  On September sixteenth, a pair of Belize City women came forward with claims that Flowers, reportedly intoxicated, assaulted them near their residence on Wilson Street.  While he has flatly denied those allegations, another charge is being brought against him for his alleged involvement in the beating of Allan McCoy.  The auto-shop owner is accusing Flowers of participating in an physical assault on him, following a hit and run incident in which a GSU officer was knocked down off a motorcycle.  For context we carry the allegation made by McCoy.

 

Allan McCoy, Alleges GSU Brutality [File: September 29th, 2014]

Allan McCoy

“The officer who was in the back of the pickup with me all the while, he got back in the truck and he start to punch me up ina mi midsection, ina mi belly and ina mi ribcage. Punch me a few times ina mi head and ina mi face. The one weh get me upset dah when ih punch me and ih ketch mi ina mi face. When they finish the assault, the frist wave of assault weh dehn had pan mi with that officer deh, several of the GSU weh mi deh pan the scene start to come over one after the other and di hit mi. Everybody take dehn turn. When the second wave started again, the same officer weh mi di beat mi up the first time, he jump in and start to beat me up again. By this time, one of the officers  mi already beat mi ina mi face and that dah weh…ih cut mi underneath mi eye and swell up mi face side. So he come and beat mi up again and then the female GSU weh mi deh haul out wah long rod and she start to strike me ina mi chest like I dah fish. I mean with wah metal rod, you di strike mi ina my chest, that really hurt. But again, like I say, I noh say nothing; I left them alone. I never try resist ina any way, try get up or anything because I know that’s the opportunity dehn di look fa. Mark Flowers came on the scene and because I know his face, I know him on Facebook and everything, I said Mister Flowers, this weh unu di do wrong. I said come on, I am not a criminal and unu guys know who I am. I recently work on a vehicle fi unu; a red Mitsubishi L200 four-door pickup weh unu had transmission problem with, with the shift lever and it wasn’t taking gears and unu brought it over to me. You guys had brought it over and ask me if I want it with a purchase order. I said, I told you I noh want no purchase order because dah wah police vehicle, unu di use it for police work and I can’t help unu out yah. But if I can help unu ina some other way, I willing to do it beucase we need to slow down crime at least. I say, come on, and this dah the way now you wah treat me after you say that you dah wah abusive man and you noh wah encourage violence. He said, you realize that you nearly kill one of fi we officers. I tell ahn it wasn’t me. Please go dah MJ’s and check the video; ask the security, as the owner and yow ah find out that I been there all the while. Ih say shut up; I know dah you. Yo noh need fi di lie. We done know that you; we got yo. I tell ahn unu got the wrong person. I saw him approach me from the back coming at an angle and when ih reach behind me, ih bax me inna mi head.”

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1 Response for “7 Police Officers Under Investigation for Various Criminal Allegations…”

  1. Rod says:

    This whole gov is nothing but a criminal organization who are terrorist and should be clasified as such

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