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May 6, 2015

Claims Statement Was Obtained Under Duress

Oscar Selgado

According to Selgado, information included in the statement taken from Campos was tendered while his client was under extreme duress.  The statement, Selgado further adds, will be dismissed in court since Campos was beaten into cooperating with the police.


Oscar Selgado, Attorney for Luis Campos

“The message I want to send to Mr. Broaster now, individually, as an individual is that I am also trained to do the same type of operation that Mr. Broaster does.  As a junior officer Mr. Broaster worked under my command on several operations in the past and never in the past have I condoned this type of beating, use of excessive force while on surgical strikes.  These are called surgical strikes because they are operations which were or are meant to be instantaneous, you get the hot information, you get the intelligence and you act to it.  There is no reason to beat a person in custody.  One, whenever a person goes to court I will prove to the court that whatever is said or was said was not given voluntarily.  The confession was not made voluntarily and so it will not be acceptable, it will not hold weight in the court.  All the statements will be thrown out, whatever facts were discovered as a result of those statements will be inadmissible in a court of law and so the police‘s case will crumble and then you will have another person [who is] charged walk free whether he is guilty or not, walk free.  While Campos is now incarcerated another murder of a taxi-man happened in San Pedro, another killing, a homicide took place in San Pedro.  So now, what is Broaster‘s explanation to the public?  What is Jemmott‘s explanation to the public because Jemmott has said to me that he will never condone the beating of a person whilst in police custody.  He now knows that Mr. Campos, Luis Campos was beaten so what is his explanation, what is Dezerie Phillips’ explanation for it.  All this shows one thing that is consistent; the police force is incapable of dealing with the crime situation in San Pedro.  The police force is not trained to make a proper analysis of the crime situation.  The police force does not understand criminology.  They don‘t understand how criminals operate, why criminals do certain things, the motives, the modus operandi that the criminals use the police don‘t do it.  They don‘t profile it, they don‘t analyze it so that the police keep chasing after the bubble.  They keep chasing after the ball, they are not proactive, they are reactive.  Another crime happened, they will probably go for the senior Campos this time and until all the Camposes are in jail the crimes will continue to happen and the police will be left like dogma sitting on the way of the road by the side.”


According to Selgado, other senior members of the department, including Assistant Commissioner of Police Russell Blackett are aware of what transpired in San Pedro last Wednesday.

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1 Response for “Claims Statement Was Obtained Under Duress”

  1. Jason says:

    Why does this guy, Matura, Saldivar and all the other ugliest lawyers think we like to hear them ramble? Please shut up and go home and practice again for court tomorrow instead.

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