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Jul 7, 2010

Jervis Valencia says police continue to harass him

Jervis Valencia

‘The Usual Suspects’ is the term given to the group of street persons who police round up and detain after a crime, any crime,  has been committed.  A detention doesn’t mean a charge will follow, but it does guarantee forty-eight hours of incarceration at the ‘piss house.’  One of the usual suspects, Jervis Valencia, who lives on Mayflower Street, was released at three this morning. He was very upset and says the police did not give him back his phone and because no taxis were available at that time and he felt his life was in obvious danger. The name Jervis Valencia may sound familiar because he has been arrested for numerous offences including attempted murder and murder. He was also detained for Saturday night’s shooting spree in which five persons were shot.  One victim has come forward to say Valencia is innocent.  Valencia, who did not want an on-camera interview, spoke to News Five this morning about the constant harassment he has experienced as a usual suspect of the police department.

Voice of: Jervis Valencia, Alleges Police Harassment

“When dehn come through Mayflower one yard dehn go; one house inna di yard and one room inna di house. Four room inna di house and only my room dehn go. Right now dehn got my room door bruk up. I would ah want unu go si how my room door look, bruk down. My room door can’t even hold a lock pan it.  I just yer some gunshot and I come out and si two man di shot up wah house and I gone try help di lady dehn. When I di help di lady too same way, police just come pan di scene and ask me if I could pick up di lady fi dehn and put dehn inna di vehicle and thing. And when I done and I gwein home, police just pick me up and tell me dah me, tek weh my phone. Wah different set ah police done got my name write down inna wah book already. Dehn ask me weh I name and I tell dehn weh I name and dehn tell me dah you we want to see. I tell dehn how dehn wah want si me yoh check. Di police dehn tell me dah fi dah same shooting, dat I shot up five people.”

Jose Sanchez

“Now the second shooting would have happened after dat?

Voice of: Jervis Valencia

“Right afterwards. We deh pan di scene out deh so when we hear more shot den dehn still pick me up fi dah shooting deh. I can’t deh two place one time.”

Jose Sanchez

“Now Jervis it seems that you have become the usual suspect, whenever there is a shooting you are accused.  They accuse you for the Joyce Mitchell also.”

Voice of: Jervis Valencia

“Me noh know why dehn accuse me fi dah shooting. Me dah neva do dehn thing deh yoh check. Me no into deh thing again mein, check.  Deh di try confuse me and di mix me up inna wah lot ah things, di police dehn. Dehn di target me.  I noh know weh dehn di target me fah. Only dehn know why. Me noh di give no trouble out yah. I noh di bust no gun afta anybody again check. Dah just harassment. Dehn di harass me and I would ah really want dehn back off ah me too same way check.”

Jose Sanchez

“Miss Dorris Moriera was shot three times in her leg, she essentially said if it wasn’t for you and the guys from the neighborhood, it could have been worse for them.”

Voice of: Jervis Valencia

“Cause I tell you, she know; all ah dehn know weh di go on yoh check. Den dha me dehn wah hold fi dat, fi something weh I di try help somebody den police still lock me up fi dat.”

Valencia was also detained in the murder of nineteen year Joyce Mitchell, who was killed in mid-June, but he was never charged. He was similarly detained and released for the attempted murder of Frederick Lynch in October 2008.


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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5 Responses for “Jervis Valencia says police continue to harass him”

  1. Maddyvandijk says:

    The man just confessed that he used to shoot people in the past, lock em up.

    I am tired of this …… already.

  2. c says:

    da bully no wah be bullied now…

  3. Street Justice says:

    A big killa like this complaining about police harassement . Bway u need fi get ur head side bang off fi all di r#$$ weh u do. nobody is going to feel sorry fi wah scum bag like u bway. this 1 di live lee bit to long.

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    You’re incriminating yourself so call gangsta.What do you mean by the statement “i noh the bust no gun afta any body again?”I still don’t know how you get off in court when you’re saying incriminating thing about yourself to the media?So in other words you useto bust gone afta people.SO maybe tha’s the reason you’re been harassed you bootleg gangsta.

  5. wormout says:

    all u …………… haterz . stop wish death on people before death come to you

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