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Dec 30, 2011

Reformed man says cops beat him

Eaton Carr

Thirty five year old Eaton Carr, a resident of Dangriga says he has been under constant harassment and threat from a Dangriga Police Corporal. Carr says he is a former gang member. And though he is reformed, he still continues to be targeted by law enforcement officers in that municipality.  Recently he has been wrongly imprisoned for ninety days in relation robbery of a Chinese grocery store that took place in Dangriga on August fourteenth of this year. He alleges that the day after the robbery, his he was beaten and his life was threatened when officers came knocking at his door.

Eaton Carr, Claims police harassment

“So I gone with them but while we di go, they park by the cemetery side and deh say, “Skill, cause dat dah mi nickname right, memba ah wah kill you long time and I on to you.”

Andrea Polanco

“And that’s an officer from Dangriga?”

Eaton Carr

“Yes. I nuh follow them so we gone dah the station and when we reach dah the station deh mek I come out and while I di walk inside ah the station he mi got wah stick inna ih hand so from back way he just start lash me up and bout four or five ah deh jump me inna di station. Since I come out the seventh, this dah the second time dehn lock me up for no apparent reason,; the first time the Inspector release me, the second time he lock me up from the 23rd of December to the 26th evening and let me go after six and tell me get outta fi he face.”

Andrea Polanco

“So weh he lock you up the second time fah?”

Eaton Carr

“Well my ex-girlfriend tek out wah order fu me and I vice versa it as well. Many time deh charge me fi things weh I nuh duh inna Dangriga Town and I go dah jail. When case comes up, no case file; case struck out. I tiad ah dat mammy, I can’t tek no more. Big people inna society influence me fu come ya because when I deal with IAD before, IAD dah just like the police deh so deh tell me fi mek I come air it yuh dig.”

Carr says he hasn’t filed an official report on the matter because he believes he would not get any justice and so he decided to come forth with his complaint to the media.

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4 Responses for “Reformed man says cops beat him”

  1. wise up Belize says:

    those officers need to be investigated.It seems as though the country don’t screen their officers before they join the force,and don’t they make an oath at their passing out ceremonies?Some example need to be set in this area these police think they are God,they are as bad as the criminals,or worst.

  2. Roygel says:

    This dude needs to stop his nonsense,he is and will always be a career criminal.I know him very well and i also know his path in life growing up to becoming a man.I am a Garifuna Belizean who was once a cop serving my people and community with Integrity in Dangriga Town.It was the toughest and hardest days of my life to go work in my hometown as a cop,but i did because that was my job and my resposibility.Eaton carr aka skell has always been known as a trouble maker and everytime u go to arrest him for his crime thats when his entire family wants to turn against u who is trying to do ur job.I know and i’m famelier with all the career criminals from Dangriga,and he is definately one of them,now is not the time to cry fowl think about all the peoples lives u have destroyed in ur past and present.I’m sorry but i think u deserve what ever comes ur way.I could admit that there are cops that take advantage,but specifically for this guy he deserves no sympathy whatsoever.Deal with it like a man because u know nobody did anything to u,u must have done something wrong to the Police as u r known for for u to have probably gotten ur @$$ whopped.

  3. Chitown says:

    To say you are reformed is one thing but to be occupied with activities to show true reformation is another thing. What have you done to pay back society for your past wrongs?

    Your actions in the past will follow you for a while. The things you chose to do in the past will affect the rest of your life!

  4. CEO says:

    I am sure there are bad cops that need to be flushed from every police force any where in the world and I am sure there should be some reformation from the top down in Belize, but my personal experience in life is that I have never been abused by the police any where in the world I have ever lived.

    If I am stopped for what ever reason I speak with respect to the officers and after a simple conversation or a check of my ID I would be sent on my way. I don’t start out by insulting the officer(s) and cursing. If they say stop me, I stop and I do not resist. I also make sure they can see my both hands if it is dark. Remember this is a job that they deal mainly with the criminal element and so they have to start off thinking anypone they stop is a criminal when ever they stop you.

    Your life is also easier if you start out by obeying the law in the first place. Even if the officer that is speaking to you may be of ill repute but his position should be respected!

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