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Oct 4, 2010

Woman alleges abusive cops caused her miscarriage

We reported last Monday the story of a woman whose boyfriend claimed she had been badly beaten by the police and she miscarried her baby. The incident purportedly happened when the cops went to her house looking for stolen computers from Youth for the Future but did not find any.  The incident unfolded in the presence of the boyfriend, Patrick Thomas, who first told News Five what he witnessed. Thomas provided us with pictures of the injuries that his girlfriend, Judith Bood, suffered at the hands of the three cops.  Bood, who had to be hospitalized while in police custody, told us today that she has proof that she lost her baby because of the beating.

Judith Bood, Claims police beating caused miscarriage

judith bood

“He tell me he got wah warrant fi search my house fi some computers weh gone missing from Youth fi di Future. I tell he I noh know weh u di talk bout. I tell ahn, office you can go right ahead and continue search. And he continue search and he said mek I accompany he while he di search my search my house. So I accompany he and he noh find nothing. They done gwen, I gone ina my room gone sit down. When I look, dehn come back in. I hear blang, di door fly open. The hinges off of the door broke and everything. And I tell he, my God u never have to do that. Ih seh let’s go. Ih grab me by my hand and seh let’s go and I pull weh my hand from ahn and I tell ahn right now, I di get mi thing deh ready. And I run pan my bed and he grab me by my hand and I mi di talk to my ma through the window fi mek he lef me ‘lone. This hand right yah soh weh the bruise they deh. ih grab me hard  and I tell ahn ih di hurt my hand and ih di squeeze my hand. I tell ahn yoh di hurt my hand. He seh I noh wahn hear nothing. He seh let’s go. And I tell ahn right now and I hook on pan my window with this hand yah soh. And he di pull me and pull me and my daughter rush inside. And he tell the other officer, get the handcuff and dah soh the officer come in and get the handcuff. I tell the next officer weh deh outside by the window fi mek ih let go my next hand weh di hold the window. And dah soh when time he pull my hand fi let go my hand, the other one pull me pan this hand and dah so we end up the drop pan the bed. And my daughter rush in and my daughter see he pan top of me while he have fi he knee by my side and I tell he ih di hurt me ih di hurt me and he noh want hear nothing.”

Marion Ali

“Did he know you were pregnant?”

Judith Bood

“Yes he did.  I told him about three times and I noh know weh fi seh.”

Marion Ali

“And what was his response?”

Judith Bood

“He don’t care. Just let’s go cause he need to do his investigation.

And he grab me from my hair and he dreg me from my hair straight through the alley and the other officer open the door and he just throw me inside ah di car. And I tell ahn you noh have to the treat me like this cause I noh do nothing wrong. While I mi deh eena di cell I had wah bad pain and like six other female where inside ah di station cell.”

Marion Ali

“Where did you have the pain?”

Judith Bood

“Inside my belly. And I tell them like this, I said I feel bad, I want o dah hospital and they noh pay me no mind. When I look after that, I just see I start to bleed. Well di doctor tell me that how, the bleeding. Ih check me and everything. Ih put me pan di drips and after that ih ask mi if I take any test fi make I know if I pregnant and I tell ahn yes. And she tell me she have to take wahn ultrasound fi see if the baby still deh inside ah me or ih done pass out. When I reached back to the hospital, I give the doctor the results. And the doctor came to me and she tell me that I done lose the baby. I have to sue dehn cause this dah pass the mark. This dah really pass the mark. I mean mien a female, it shouldn’t be like dat.”

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7 Responses for “Woman alleges abusive cops caused her miscarriage”

  1. ronzy says:

    A lot of cops dont have no respect for the public because of their powers of arrest. If that ladies story is right they need to be dealt with, their are cops out there that thinks intimidation and brutality solves crimes. There must be more rules enforced to point out and prosecute these stupid and dangerous cops that are destroying the image of the Police Dept.

  2. barrow says:

    That da all we de ….. doum police man could do and the curope goverment what we have just soport the ……… I could bet 80 to90 persent a dem cant read and rigth good thats why ….. belize wont move any way they will stay right under the ston.Dont worry gial u wa win the case.

  3. deedee says:

    This is sad…I hope she gets justice.

  4. BelizeanNYorker says:

    they cant keep a guy from escaping and steeling back his weed and doing the right procedures to keep a serial rapist from getting off but they’ll rough up a pregnant woman!… how sad.

  5. L.C. says:

    I said this before, I’ll say it again. When somebody starts paying for these actions, financially, then things are going to turn around. If the officers are not reprimanded, they have no reason to stop this type of behavior. People have rights, and when rights are taken away, the moral of society drops. People are afraid of those who are supposed to protect them. Who watches the watchmen?

  6. G says:

    They’re two side to a story, I’m all for justice but we all know how some women would play their sex/gender to get away with anything they get all crazy and when they get man handle they try pull that lady Bug swagga. The cops had a good reason why they were at her home and I could just imagine her attitude when they told her to lets go and she was probably being smart after they left that’s why they went back and broke the door in. When your going to lie you shouldn’t make yourself look like an angel because you only make your self look like a liar anyone with sense know the Police nuh crazy.

  7. L.C. says:

    Well, start equipping the police vehicles with cameras. If someone comes back and says ” Police brutality”, play back the footage. If the footage ‘accidentally’ gets deleted, then we know what happened.

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