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Dec 21, 2017

Corporals to be charged, but why attack P.G. teenager, 16?

ACP Chester Williams

Sixteen-year-old Victor Cus was physically assaulted by two police corporals last Wednesday in Punta Gorda Town.  During the beat down three of the teenagers teeth were knocked out of his mouth and his cell phone was damaged in the process.  But Cus was never charged with anything criminal, so was his trouncing at the hands of a pair of rogue officers the result of a personal issue?  That’s what is being investigated at present, despite criminal charges to be levied against the officers.  According to A.C.P. Chester Williams, the men will also be charged disciplinarily for their role in the brutal attack.


ACP Chester Williams, O.C., Professional Standards Branch

“Mr. Roberto Cus, who is the father of Victor Cus, reported to us that on December thirteenth of this year his son was met and beaten by two police officers, two of whom are of the rank of police corporal.  During the beat down his son sustained injuries and lost three teeth and his cell phone was also damaged in the process.  In respect of that matter, I have given instructions to the officer commanding Punta Gorda Police Station to lay criminal charges against the police officers concerned for grievous harm and damage to property.  So they should be charged before the week ends and they will be arraigned in court on criminal charges and they will also be charged disciplinarily in respect of their disciplinary infractions where that matter is concerned.”



“Now the young man’s father whom I spoke to said that the young man knew the constables.”


ACP Chester Williams

“Both corporals, they called both names.”



“Both corporals.  Is there an indication that it was done to settle maybe some personal grievance since the father claims that the son was doing nothing illegal and indeed he was not charged for anything.  Was there a personal element involved?”


ACP Chester Williams

“I will say that there is overwhelming evidence against the officers, that what they did was wrong and unjustified and based on that the directive was given for them to be charged.”

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