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Nov 10, 2015

San Ignacio Police Charged for Beating Up Detainee

Reymundo Reyes

A police officer attached to the San Ignacio formation has been arraigned on a single charge of harm after repeatedly striking an individual in custody at the station with a baton.  Gustavo Williams had been brought in and detained inside a holding cell following a report of a domestic issue.  Whilst in confinement, the young man was badly beaten by the cop.  The entire episode was caught on close-circuit television and on Monday, Police Constable Kent Thompson was formally arraigned for police brutality.  According to Inspector Reymundo Reyes, the officer has been granted bail and is scheduled to return to court.


Insp. Reymundo Reyes, Deputy O.C., San Ignacio Police

“About a month ago, there was a young man Gustavo Williams who was detained by police in respect of a domestic issue.  The gentleman was brought into the station and locked up and it is reported by Mr. Williams that sometime after midnight whilst in the cell block, apparently he was calling for the police asking that he be released when a police officer who he described, due to surveillance footage we managed to establish who this officer was, opened the cell block door and lashed him with a baton that he had in his possession on his body several times, causing bruises to his arms, legs and to the left side of his ribcage.  As a result, an investigation was launched and a statement was recorded.  A medical form was also issued and the gentleman requested court action into the matter so yesterday, Kent Thompson, a police officer attached to the San Ignacio Formation was formally arrested and charged for harm.  He was arraigned and granted bail in the sum of eight hundred dollars.”

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1 Response for “San Ignacio Police Charged for Beating Up Detainee”

  1. Tom Alciere says:

    More proof that no human being will ever be safe until the last cop has been exterminated.

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