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Jul 14, 2017

Family left battered, bruised and in fear

Keith Yearwood

The entire ordeal was witnessed by Yearwood’s son who happened to also be in the area purchasing food at a nearby restaurant. Not only has the incident left him badly shaken, it has also left his father in a neck brace. This morning, Keith Yearwood visited a doctor who certified his injuries as harm. Of the eight or ten officers who brutally attacked him, Yearwood is only able to positively identify one person.

 

Khalil Yearwood, Eyewitness

Khalil Yearwood

“I mi di cohn from home me and my cousin and we gaan da di restaurant gaan buy and we sih two truck ah GSU cohn.  One ride up and the GSU knock pan di backa di truck and dehn come back round and deh mi got, my pa car mi deh eena wahn corner and cyant move nowhere and one ah dehn come out so, one wid di gun, one ah dehn open di passenger side and point the gun at my sista right and ih come outside.  Then my pa come out and dehn pull my pa eena ih hair and then I sih my pa gaan down and then ih come back up, then I sih dehn start ah beat ahn.  Then I gaan cross di street and then di GSU tell me stay deh.  So I gaan cross di street and then one ah dehn weh mi have di long gun fi get di eff home.  Then I gaan cross the street and I gaan back front ah di restaurant. This all happened in the presence of your son who witnessed what was taking place.  Did they proceed to search your vehicle?  What happened at that point?”

 

Keith Yearwood, Alleges Police Brutality

“They didn’t search me or the car.  They were just hitting me and hitting me and trying to wrestle me to the ground.  There was a good amount of people out there witnessing what was going on, just in case I need any reference to substantiate my claim.”

 

Isani Cayetano

“Now you’ve visited a doctor and you have with you and medico-legal form.  What are the extent of your injuries?”

 

Keith Yearwood

“Well, the doctor listed it as harm, but I still have pain in my neck and my lower back, you know.  That’s where the beating really took place, in my back, you know, it’s like they took turns beating me last night.  I could only recognize one out of all of them and it was Matthew, Matthew Young.  You remember the GSU that was on Facebook with the picture circulating.  He was the only one that I recognized.”

 

Keith Yearwood has filed an official report with the Internal Affairs Department at the Raccoon Street Police Headquarters.

 

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