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Nov 14, 2011

Woman alleges police roughed up family

A resident of Faber’s Road, forty-four year old Marion Williams, says that on Sunday evening police were in her neighborhood looking for a resident of the area. While she was not a suspect, she was at the receiving end of alleged police violence. Williams says they roughed her up, killed her dog, named ginger and arrested her son, twenty year old Shane Williams. According to the aggrieved woman, the police also wanted to detain her niece who was at the neighbor during the raid.

Marion Williams, Says police killed her dog

Marion Williams

“So I come outta my house and I di holler pahn mi veranda and ah say ‘unu can’t come een yah, ah say, wait my son deh wah stop di dog right now. Unu can’t come een yah because unu nuh have no right een yah.’ The police deh say we have all rights een yah and I say unu nuh have any right een yah and at the moment he step by the vehicle and tek out his license firearm because the dogs di rush deh and he tek out his firearm and point it straight pahn the dog ‘pow’ and I say ‘but police yuh shot mi dog, yuh shot mi dog’ and my other two dogs deh deh and mi lee ten years old son deh deh di try hold the dog. So at the moment, my son he hear when they shoot fi he dog and he run come and he knock up ‘gainst the wall and say ‘law unu kill mi dog, unu kill mi dog, ih say, mi dog just do breed and unu kill mi dog.’ Mi son halla tell the police ‘I know unu, memba we use to go dah Gwen Liz, memba we wah meet the street’ He tell mu son he wah charge ah fi threatening word. I tell mi son, go upstairs to avoid deh police. The police, a big man, shub me outta the way mammy with fi he hand and run upstairs.”

Williams says her son was arrested and charged for a small quantity of marijuana ‘roach’ found on him, to which he pleaded guilty. After he was released, he was arrested once more for ‘resisting arrest’ and ‘use of threatening words’. She said she has made a formal complaint to the police about what the ordeal her family suffered.

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6 Responses for “Woman alleges police roughed up family”

  1. Earl Grey says:




  2. Elias says:

    Dont these police officers have families too? Just sayin… who feels it knows it… mayb they need to feel it.

  3. Belizean Girl says:

    People, get familiar with the laws of Belize. The police is in every right to be in your yard if a felon is being pursued or if you are suspected of a crime, and can shoot an attacking dog as well. Get over it, the police need to do their job and Belizeans want the criminals off the streets. If we can get the criminals behind bars for good, then less dogs will be killed that’s the bottom line. Us Belizeans just like mek noise for nonsense. I have many dogs myself, but if it takes the life of my dog to get rid of a passing robber or criminal at least I would be glad he died for something. We got lotta dogs on the street starving. You can pick, choose and refuse; hear what give me your address and I can send two right now from my neighborhood. Do me the favor please, give a dog a home!

  4. landi says:

    The police are suffering from a disease which is called” lack of self esteem.” They do foolishness to get attention. What they need to do is to stop drinking and womanizing and pick up a book and read to learn something useful. Some policemen have no sense and to make things worse some are even High school Donkey Graduates.

    Our standard 6 police of the old times were Police, these present are toy police. Too much TV they must read to upgrade their brain instead ofkilling it with crap activities.

  5. mona sebastian says:

    similar scenario in Dangriga Town over the weekend. A sixthe form honour student was arrest and beaten by some DRUNKEN PEACE OFFICERS (WHILE ON DUTY). When the boy’s mother went to the station and inquire about her son, the same DRUNKEN PEACE OFFICERS disrespected her.
    i agree, we need to set a better tone!!!!!!!!!
    with all the violence in the country of BELIZE……WE DO NOT WANT RESORT TO “STREET JUSTICE”!!!!!

  6. lovely says:

    And with the ”Ninth Am” we all gonna get frigg!!!!!!!!!! we will have no rights to complaints !!!! police will have the freedom to do whatever they feel like to us Belizean .Last week i witness the police searching a vehicle( i was heading to Bze) and men!!!!! they have no class, no respect!!! no Education!!!!!!! they were straitching this lady’s underwear lol like if she had drugs sticked on her clothes, they left her clothes all over the ground!, Wow! amazing how these people are given this possition when they have no kind of courtesy , education, class

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