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Jan 17, 2017

G.S.U. Officer Accused of Personal Grudge and Harassment of Couple

Shawnne Gardener

Back in December, a San Ignacio couple came to our studios to make a complaint against a GSU Officer. They claimed that they were brutalized at the hands of the law enforcement personnel. Well, it has been over a month and the couple claims that they are being harassed by the officer, whose name we won’t reveal because we have not been able to get a comment from him. The latest incidents happened on Saturday night and Monday. Shawnne Gardener stopped by today to say that her family is being unfairly targeted by an officer who is abusing his authority.


Shawnne Gardener, Claims GSU Harassment

“He came back Saturday and conduct a search on my boyfriend on the street and we were walking home. He took off his tennis and everything and told my boyfriend that he wants him to go home, that he doesn’t want him on the street, so I say you are taking us like a kid. He actually drove behind us to see that my boyfriend actually went inside the house and so I took a turn and went to purchase some food and water and coming back on my way, the same [man] came in a mobile with a female after me. They jumped out and said they gonna conduct a search on me in the station. So, they took me to the station and I told the guy in the truck that this guy keep on harassing us and I am sick and tired of it because nothing is being done as yet.”


Andrea Polanco

“This GSU Officer ever indicate to you what they are looking for?”


Shawnne Gardener

“Well, they didn’t tell me what they are looking for. They just took me and said they are going to conduct a search.”


Andrea Polanco

“Search for?”


Shawnne Gardener

“They just told me search. The female took me in the bathroom and searched me and didn’t find anything on me and told me to leave.”


Andrea Polanco

“Now, do you feel that you are being targeted by this one GSU Officer?”


Shawnne Gardener

“Yes, ma’am. And I am tired of it. They stripped me naked and I am really offended about that and I need something to be done.”


Andrea Polanco

“Now, have you made a formal complaint, perhaps to his boss, or the senior in command?”


Shawnne Gardener

“Yes, ma’am. I even went to Belmopan and made a report, but look how long would this take.”

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1 Response for “G.S.U. Officer Accused of Personal Grudge and Harassment of Couple”

  1. Mike G says:

    When will the Police Dept. ever professionalize their ranks? Don’t know anything about this case but I do know that that is not how you treat people.

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