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Nov 10, 2017

…Accuses Police of Lying, Unjustly Shooting him

Police have since launched a criminal and intern investigation into the shooting incident. Usher says that the cop who shot him should be held responsible. He told us that his leg was shattered in six places because of the gunshot and now he is in the hospital with no help.


On the Phone: Leon Usher, Shooting Victim

“Right now my foot bruk six different places ina my leg.   I need one thousand five hundred dollars right now as we speaking fi get wah screw fi put inna my leg. Right now I have my cousins deh di come ova fi try get me blood; I need six units of blood. I need help and this man nuh even have the nerve fi come ova fi come and try assist me. Instead he wah the tell lies pahn the and tell wah whole bunch a thing. This is wrong. I dah the only bread winner. My gial nuh work.  Deh di try mek fi deh police department look right. It is wrong. Give right weh part it right and wrong weh part it wrong. I neva have no struggle this officer far way smaller than me and if I mi have wah struggle with this man he mi wah have some kinda sign or dig or some kinda scratch.”


Andrea Polanco

“What are you hoping comes out of this?”


On the Phone: Leon Usher

“All I could say is that I would ah want see justice done because right now deh police officers weh deh have dah wah bunch ah lee bwai. I wah be honest because I far way older than the guy weh shot me. I dah wah see justice be done because right is right and wrong is wrong and what they did was wrong.”

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