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Jul 30, 2009

Woman claims cops beat up her sons

Story PictureThere is another case with eerily similar allegations against the police to report tonight and this time a mother travelled all the way from Punta Gorda to bring her story to the public. Emolin Gomez says she is seeking justice because her son Patrick was allegedly beaten up by the cops in the south. The incident reportedly happened in February and to date, nothing has been done. But more recently, her other son, fifteen year old Kenner was the alleged target of officers. He is hospitalized with a number of injuries including a gunshot wound and that is where Emolin is drawing the line. She told us more about both incidents.

Emolin Gomez, Mother of Alleged Police Brutality Victims
“Dehn seh ih involved inna some robbery; I noh know. If ih wrong, dehn have justice dat ih go spend ih time fi di crime dat ih done. I noh think dehn supposed to beat ah up because parents dehn noh allowed fi beat abuse dehn kids so weh dehn do to he dah attempted murder.”

Duane Moody
“What did they do to him ma’am?”

Emolin Gomez
“When I visit di hospital I si ih have ih head bandaged, ih eye swollen and ih supposed to get wah gunshot inna ih leg.”

Duane Moody
“But how is it that they shot him? Was he running away from the police or anything like that?”

Emolin Gomez
“Dat dah weh I would ah like to know because di police dehn no give wi no explanation and when I went to visit him he told me that they hold him down inna di station and shot him inna ih leg. I noh know. I want justice fi my kids dem because dehn try. Dehn been to prison, dehn come out and try change dehn life. My son dah wah mechanic, dis one fix bicycle fi wah living and he go do wrong, there is justice. Mek dehn do di justice di right way, no brutalise dehn like dat because den lick tell pan dehn later on. Dat’s all I have to seh.”

Duane Moody
“The son in a previous incident in February—I do believe that’s what you said—what’s his name?”

Emolin Gomez
“He is Patrick Gomez, he is a volunteer soldier.”

Duane Moody
“And he also was beaten the other day?”

Emolin Gomez
“By the police yes. They take him way to dump and put plastic bag over his head for something he never did.”

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