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Dec 4, 2017

Police Roughed Up Cayo Trio, Including B.D.F. Soldier, at Blue Angels

Allegations of police brutality popped up again over the weekend in the west, but tonight, the injured men have been charged and arraigned for wounding and aggravated assault.  Jeremy Gentle, Hener Cruz and Kennedy Gentle Junior were outside Blue Angels when they were attacked by the cops, including a female officer.  From all accounts, the three victims are not known as troublemakers. Earlier today they recounted the ordeal just after three o’clock on Saturday morning.

 

Jeremy Gentle

Jeremy Gentle, Claims Police Brutality

“Saturday morning like after three so. The police came, we were talking to the security from Blue Angels; they told us to move from in front there. And I tell them straight, we gwen; I just come for my phone. I took out my phone and show them. And from there, the W [Women Police] Gentle; dah she start everything and she tell me from now I wah be fi she target. For what? I don’t know.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Have you had any run-ins with the law before?”

 

Jeremy Gentle

“No, no. I dah wah B.D.F. I work with them but to say problem with them, no. We work together.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So did they physically hurt you?”

 

Jeremy Gentle

“Well bally punch me ina my side and the Corporal Cis punch me ina my mouth fi no reason…while I di walk come to the station, he punch me from around the next officer weh di bring me.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“And they didn’t say why?”

 

Jeremy Gentle

No they mi di rough up my friend dehn. I gone and tell the police, I am a B.D.F. let me just deal with the man and make we go. Like I tell you, all ah we done di walk away and they tell we make we dash weh fi we drink and I tell ahn right now; we will drink fi we drink cause dah we buy this. And we drink it and they come out, bax over drink weh dehn have to bax over and start rough we up.”

 

Hener Cruz

Hener Cruz, Claims Police Brutality

“The problem is that when they just come and bax we up and tell we fi make we dash we drink. And then they start aggravate we and the next officer walk to me and just hold me from hand and dash me on the ground and one of them say, well noh resist arrest and I said okay. And I put my hand behind my back and one of them just come and tighten the handcuff as you can see the injury from my hand. And when I done handcuffed, ih come and kick me and they punch me up still and I done got the handcuff. I noh even di give no more trouble and they start kick me and punch me; you can see the injuries from my face there. For no reason they came and did that. They just say go home and unu move from here and they say dash weh fi we drink and we never had drinks ina pint it was ina plastic cup and we already mi di come home already.”

 

Kennedy Gentle Jr.

Kennedy Gentle Jr., Claims Police Brutality

“The night I deh inna the cell after they done beat me up badly, I di vomit blood. The rest ah the prisoners deh ask mek deh come fi assistance because this man di look fu dead dah back yah and the police deh nuh com until the next morning. Until Sunday they ker me dah hospital and when I reach deh I get my medication and the doctor explained to them when I fi get my medication; the time pass and I nuh get my medication; morning come and I still nuh get my medication until I done get bail deh bring my medication fi me. When my parents deh bring clothes fi mek I go up inna the court deh nuh even give me that.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, did the doctor give you a medical form? How did he/she classify your injuries?”

 

Kennedy Gentle Jr.

“The injuries dah bruises to my neck, my abdomen and my face and they consider that as harm.”

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