A Mt Grennan man says a police station, on Saturday, refused to give him an injury report form, one day after he was abused by an off-duty police officer.
Jamie Liverpool, 23, a DJ who uses the name “Big’$ Profit”, told iWitness News that the incident occurred in the South Central Windward village on Saturday about 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Liverpool said he and some friends were drinking and socialising at Jim Bobb’s shop, while another man, whom he also knows, was washing a vehicle nearby.
Liverpool said the man splashed him with some of the water and he was about to touch him to inform him of what had happened, when he felt a blow to his head.
He said that the blow threw him off balance and he ended up touching in a way he did not intend, the man whom he was about to tell about the splashing.
Liverpool told iWitness News that he then realised that the person who had struck him was an off-duty police officer.
He said that the police officer, who had a gun in his waist, then struck him in the face.
“It was a lot of abuse, man,” Liverpool told iWitness News.
He said the officer went on to tell him that he had killed before and would do it again.
Liverpool said the officer who, by then, had him by the collar, told him to keep his hand down and accused him of abusing the other guy.
He said that after the incident he went home because his jaw was in a lot of pain and he did not have money, at the time, to go to the police station in Colonarie.
Liverpool told iWitness News that when he went to the Colonarie Police Station Saturday morning, the officer told him to file a report with the Police Public Relations and Complaint Department in Kingstown — which is closed on weekends.
He said that on receiving further advice, he returned to the police station and asked to be provided with a medical injury form.
Liverpool said that a junior officer was preparing the form, but one of his seniors told him not to issue the form to him.
He said the senior police officer told his junior that Liverpool should follow their instruction to report to the police public relations department.
On Monday, Liverpool told iWitness News that he visited the police complaints office and was “well received”.
He said he gave them an account of what had happened and they gave him medical injury forms.
“I have headaches at night. It is not the same as when it first happened. On mornings, when I get up, I feel this pain in my jaw. It is very hard to eat.
“So far, I have lost days from my work and I keep losing, but they say I must bring it back,” Liverpool told iWitness News.
“I didn’t expect things to go this way. I am just looking forward to see what else would happen from there. It is different from the station, actually at the station, I was being roughed up, but these people are different,” he said.
The officer in question is not fit to be a Police Officer. Not fit to be in the Police Service!
His fellow officers have a hard enough time of it without his making it a more difficult time of it for them by him throwing his weight about. He should be promptly sacked upon investigation.
Why do you need to wait on this office to open to make a report on assault? This is not simply a complaint but a violent attack by someone(off duty police officer)brandishing a gun.
Police officers do believe they are above the law as there have been little or no action taken against officers who overstep their bounds of authority.
It seems our police can’t resist giving those in custody a beating. I wonder how many beatings are not reported.
I DONT CONDONE POLICE BRUTALITY OR MISCONDUCT ……….BUT ITS EASIER SAID WHEN WE ARE NOT WEARING THE “OTHER SHOE” …..CRIMINALS FOLLOW NO RULES.
GENERALLY SPEAKING .
DONT THESE WITNESSES KNOW WHAT THEY REPORT OR SAY TO A NEWS MEDIA OR ANYONE OF AN ACCOUNT OF A OFFENSE CAN BE USE AGAINST THEM IN COURT ??? LOL ………JUST SHUT YOUR MOUTH !!…., GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND GET A INJURY REPORT THERE THEN HIRE COUNSEL AND FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND A CIVIL SUIT AGAINST THE OFF DUTY OFFICER .
IF YOUR FACTS ARE THAT CLEAR CUT AND YOU DIDNT ASSAULT HIM FIRST OR APPROACHED AGGRESSIVELY
Kenton, I don’t care one f*ck what you do with my comments wether you post them a fortnight after the news article or you don’t post them. This is just entertainment to me, a 3rd rate banana republic publication and a joke. So f*ck you very much. You and Sieben must be lovers. Vincy lawyer is right about you.
Interestingly, though. This is the only comment submitted by you.
you are forgetting that I can see when my comment is awaiting moderation?
The comments of everyone, regardless of who they are, have to await moderation.
Shorter comments will always be moderated first.
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