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Nov 16, 2021

Supal Street Shooting Victim Gives His Story of Police Abuse

Reese Fitzgibbon

On Saturday night, twenty-eight-year-old Reese Fitzgibbon was shot with a rubber bullet by police officers who stormed his residence on Supal Street in the wake of a shooting incident on Amara Avenue.  He was reportedly taken into police custody after being injured and denied medical attention in the first instance.  He claims that it wasn’t until he recorded his injuries and went live on social media that the arresting officers finally allowed him to seek the attention he needed.  According to Fitzgibbon, even after returning from the hospital he was denied the medico-legal form that was issued by the doctor.


Reese Fitzgibbon, Victim of Police Abuse

“Dehn storm my place like afta eight, right.  Dehn run up da my yaad seh, dehn just run een then.  Dehn just run een and di bang, bang, bang, bang pan my door.  I deh een deh with my two stepdaughter dehn cause dehn thirteen and twelve years old.  So now I open my door fi dehn bally.  As I open my door dehn just staat grab me eena my clothes and di dreg me out and I di tell dehn, big man why unu di handle me soh?  Weh I do?”  Dehn seh, “Let’s go, let’s go.”  I seh big man, I cyant go nowhere cause I deh yah with my two lee gial dehn and I cyant left dehn by dehn self cause da done night, yoh undastand.  I noh play dehn thing deh.  Dehn seh, “I noh give a f*ck, yoh gwein.”  Now two, three a dehn weh big deh fi punish.”

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