Albouystown woman claims police brutality
An Albouystown woman is calling for a thorough investigation into what she calls police brutality.
Yesterday, Tracy Andrews told this publication that she was slapped twice by a policeman and was insulted by a jeepload of ranks when she tried to rescue her brother from a “sound thrashing” by the lawmen, whom she said stormed through the area “with the intention of killing someone.”
Andrews explained that she sent her brother, who is a drug-addict, to a nearby shop to purchase some cigarettes at around 03:00hrs yesterday, but after a few minutes passed and he didn’t return, she went out to look for him.
“I was on the street with a bowl of food that I was eating and a boy asked me what colour clothes my brother wearing, and when I tell he, he say the police beating he up further down in the street,” the woman claimed.
She said she went to the location and asked her brother what was the issue between him and the police, “he say that the police collect he from that yard (a house that sells the drug) and they start beat he.”
“I ask him which one of them beat he and he tell me the one coming out from the yard and when I look, I see three of them and they start pitching the light (from a flashlight) in my face so I hold onto my brother and one of them grab him and I tell them, ‘y’all done beat him why y’all taking him’ and we start argue li’l and one of the officer dig two slap in me and I fall to the ground.”
She said that she was then dragged to the police van and taken to the Police Station, where she claims that she was ridiculed and insulted.
“They tell me that I mad and that I gotta see a doctor, and when my husband come to bail me they tell him that he can’t get any sex, because I might beat he up.”
She alleged that her husband was forced to pawn his gold band to the police “in order to get bail money”.
“I am going far for this, because they did wrong to me. They had no right to slap me, then drag me on the road and insult me.”