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May 4, 2016

GSU Under Fire for an Aggressive Search

Noel Maheia

Over the past few days, a number of residents have come forward to complain about police brutality.  Martha Phillips and her sons claim that they were manhandled by police officers at their home on Armadillo Street over the holiday weekend.  Similarly, Noel Maheia’s apartment on George Street was reportedly stormed and ransacked by GSU officers who were in search of drugs and ammunition.  Maheia, an elderly security guard, was not at home at the time of the raid but he returned to find that his belongs were all scattered and damaged during the incident.

 

Noel Maheia, Claims Police Abuse

“I usually go home every morning after I finish my duties to take my rest because I do security in the night. I went to my sister’s house before I went to my room and she told me that GSU was in the area. I didn’t feel anyway because I am not a drugs dealer; I am a security officer and if you want to come and search my room, I am renting this room from this landlord. All weh the officers dehn mi had to do is ask the landlord to please open the room and they could check; they could turn over anything weh dehn want to turn over. But noh break down the man door and thing and just have everything in my room ransacked up—my bed, clothes, everything.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“Aside from the damage to the door, are there any other damages to the property, specifically the room that you occupy?”

 

Noel Maheia

“Well I never reach dah the bathroom areas, but from what I could see, the door was completely damaged because it looks like they stamped open the door and the board that had the lock had to break away. Well I just see everything ransacked up and I said what. I thought it was somebody break in—a thief or something—the landlord said no; it’s GSU. So I said hold on, I’m coming back right now and I walked from George Street to Channel Five.”

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1 Response for “GSU Under Fire for an Aggressive Search”

  1. Hatari says:

    The police department is basically useless. Unprofessional, untrained, unsupervised and totally out of control. What is their conviction rate? 4% or there about! Doesn’t that tell you something? They could have used the K9′s that the U.S. have donated and trained to search for the drugs and any firearms and not have to destroy a citizen’s property. But OH NO, that would be the professional way to conduct there duties.

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