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Dec 10, 2014

2 Belize City Men Claim GSU Brutality

Two men claim they were badly beaten today at a house on Periwinkle Street in Lake Independence Area. The Gang Suppression unit was looking for drugs and firearm. They didn’t find any, but Jeon Peebles and Kareem Grant hit numerous times with a metal pipe. The ordeal lasted an hour when the GSU finally left the two men had to be taken to the hospital. They are making a public complaint before heading to the Professional Standards Branch of the Police Department to file a report.

 

Jeon Peebles, Claims GSU Brutality

“We were watching TV at four o’clock when the police arrived and came and said they came to search for guns and ammunition and drugs. While searching, I was the one watching them search and my partner was kneeling down and take his beating. I could say about a good hour they search and all that time he di take his beating. And while he di take his beating, they tell me that me dah next and when dehn noh find nothing ina di house, dehn noh find nothing ina the house and bring me to kneel down. Because they noh find nothing, they want me give information on the streets. I tell them I noh got no information fi give them and unu come and noh find nothing here so I noh got nothing fi give unu. So they continue beat me and he on the same time.”

 

Kareem Grant

Kareem Grant, Claims GSU Brutality

“They just come dehn and ask weh part the owner of the house deh and we tell them that the owner noh deh deh. And one of them look pan we and say unu wah claim up fi anything we find cause unu deh yah. So they start to search around. They got he with dehn. Dehn got me di kneel down on the ground and one named Mister Flowers haul up on me and start to whap up me and di ask me question about things weh I noh even know. About things on the street and I tell he boss me noh know nothing. And the reason why we noh gone dah work dah because we noh got no work today.”

 

Jeon Peebles

“Wah thick piece of pipe weh dehn use pan me. Just whap me up with it and then dehn left. They feel like we neva mi wah say anything about it. they say mek dehn noh find we back dah the house. I mean fi say we deh ina wah house. We noh got no way to go. I mean weh dehn want we, on the street?”

 

Jeon Peebles

Duane Moody

“Have you guys been about to go to the Professional Standards Branch and make a report to the police?”

 

Jeon Peebles

“That dah weh we mi di plan fi do after this. But we mi want show fi we evidence; proof.”

 

Duane Moody

“You were hit the same way?”

 

Kareem Grant

“Yeah I get whap with the same piece of pipe. All the while when dehn di search the house with he, dah me dehn mi deh di whap up with the piece of pipe. All my bottom here wail up. Dehn whap up me and thing same way. Right now my chest the hurt me same way too.”

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1 Response for “2 Belize City Men Claim GSU Brutality”

  1. Timber says:

    Flowers again huh? This is what the UDP hired to help clean up the streets? I’ve said before, this guy has a personality disorder and you all aren’t taking heed. He clamours the limelight and he will do anything to gain attention. He will touch the wrong person and all hell will break loose. The issue is, anyone with sense will wind up starting to sue the government and him and big settlements will have to be doled out. Whether these people are guilty or not, there’s a different method of doing things.

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