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Jan 31, 2017

Cop Brothers Attacked Suitor for Ex-Girlfriend?

Cops gone crazy over engagement? One woman is alleging that two officers – one attached to Rural Eastern Division and the other assigned to Eastern Division South – made an attack on her son’s life on Saturday night.  Nineteen year old Michael Crawford had only just gotten engaged to a young woman on Friday and on Saturday evening, while he was at a house at Mile four, two police officers and another man rushed at Crawford and one of the officers took out a gun and fired at him. Crawford was later chased in a vehicle into the city where he was beat down by the cops and the civilian.  His mother said she has made a report but she is concerned that the attack on her son’s life was never reported to the media by the police.  She spoke with us off camera to explain what happened.

 

Voice of: Mrs. Andrews

“Saturday night – evening coming on to the night, Police wah he dead. They buss ah fire after him at the house.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“They fired a shot?”

 

Voice of: Mrs. Andrews

“Yes. They fired a shot at the house dah four miles and he jumped inna his vehicle and he sped off towards City.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Who fired that shot? A police officer or a civilian?”

 

Voice of: Mrs. Andrews

“A police officer. It was two brothers and one civilian. They do high speed chase all the way to Belize City. “

 

Andrea Polanco

“They chased your son?”

 

Voice of: Mrs. Andrews

“Yes. My son reach into Belize City.  They beat him out the car. They beat him, beat him outta the car and the gun was dropping while everybody trying to reach this gun. They beat him out the car and they get him out. While the man that they slam into the vehicle shouting and hollering and another police that work across the street at the shop was hollering out their name asking weh unu the do? And they jumped back inna the car while my son the run down the street.  Some people end up the help ah fi get inna fi deh yaad because they beat ah so bad that he mi the vomit non-stop. The people deh call my numba and say deh nuh know if dah shot he get or what and if he wah mek or if he the dead. They say you have to come now. They give me directions by a zinc fence on Raccoon Street and I ketch wah taxi and I gone deh. When I get deh he nuh even mi di stand up so much blood that we nuh know weh the blood di come from. This ring yah cause the whole situation.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Suh dah ova this engagement?”

 

Voice of: Mrs. Andrews

“Yes dah ova this engagement. One ah deh say he nuh left the gial and the gial say she left because he black and blue she and she mek wah report and I nuh know weh become ah it. He mek wah report too. I just wah deh say if deh ketch deh or if they di wait it out or I will not forget about it. His face still swell. He can’t even chew.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Right. Talk to me about his injuries because you took him to the hospital?”

 

Voice of: Mrs. Andrews

“Yes. We took him to the hospital. I asked the doctor because he mi the bleed non-stop. Yuh have to do follow up with the docta about his nose because it fractured over it and by yah suh his face bruise. The swelling still there and it nuh the go down. Well if it the go down, it the go down slow and he nuh wah eat because when he chew his face pain ah. And he study the say wah pain di strike ah yah and strike ah yah and he nuh the mek I sleep because he nuh sleep.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now, did you get a chance to speak with the doctor and did he or she say how they would classify his injuries?”

 

Voice of: Mrs. Andrews

“I think it was grievous harm. It was grievous harm.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Do you fear that these officers will make another attempt on your son’s life?”

 

Voice of: Mrs. Andrews

“They will because everybody is saying dah suh deh stay. Their own officer di say dah suh dem stay and we wish you luck. But I have faith in Mr Williams that deh wah find dem. I just wah know why deh nuh have out deh name, deh face inna the public to show people weh might know weh part they are and deh could find them.”

 

Crawford’s mother informed us this evening that the Police have since contacted her to bring in her son for them to do an identification parade to see if he can point out the men who attacked him – these men, according to Crawford, as you heard in the interview are two cops and another individual.

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1 Response for “Cop Brothers Attacked Suitor for Ex-Girlfriend?”

  1. Al says:

    Damn. The guy is swelled up and in pain and vomiting blood and can’t even stand up, but they want him to come and do an identification parade. Otherwise you know that will go right so.

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