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Nov 9, 2017

Common-law Wife of Leon Usher Disputes Police Version of Events

Leon Usher

Leon Usher is the man that Ladyville Police shot and is now under guard at the K.H.M.H.  Police say that they responded to a domestic dispute at Usher’s residence in Milpa Area in Ladyville and he got into a verbal exchange and made threats. The report says, “Usher then aggressed the police in a boisterous and rowdy manner making threats.”  According to the report, Usher told police that he was ready to kill or be killed if they tried to remove him.  Police claim that Usher also attempted to take one of the cops’ firearms; during that struggle, the officer shot him in the knee. Well, Tiffara Tillett, the woman with whom Usher was in a domestic dispute, says that the police’s version of events is not true. She claims that Usher never made threats and neither did he reach for the weapon. Here’s what she had to say.

 

Tiffara Tillett

Tiffara Tillett, Common-law Wife

“No, he didn’t threaten any of them. There wasn’t a fight; there wasn’t a struggle between he and the police. The police look like he got mad and went around the vehicle, around the mobile, and took the other police gun from his side and fire shot at Leon and catch him in the left leg.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, you’re saying Leon didn’t try to take away the weapon or anything like that?”

 

Tiffara Tillett

“No. He didn’t try to take away any weapon or nothing like that.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“He never tried to grab the police from his waist or anything like that?”

 

Tiffara Tillett

“No. He didn’t touch any of the police at all. He was holding the valise in his hand.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“It’s either dead or alive – messages like that – was he making those threats?”

 

Tiffara Tillett

“There were no threats any at all, ma’m. Leon didn’t tell them anything like that. He was saying that I nuh wah left until I give him whateva inna my valise and I tell the police to open the valise and mek he see whateva deh in deh fi ah and tek out whateva dah fi he.   Well the police walk round the vehicle, get the gun, shot ah, stomp ah inna ih back, and tell ah well yuh want wah next one. He say Leon [bleep] deserve it. He know Leon from he small. I nuh know if deh have beef while growing up or something  but I nuh know weh dah mi the use ah he shot Leon fah any at all because that neva call fah any at all.”

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