One disgruntled gentleman from the village of Grand Roy in the parish of St John’s has promised to leave no stone unturned in obtaining justice, following his claim that he was unjustly beaten by officers attached to the Grand Roy Police Station.
Speaking to a reporter attached to the Grenada Informer during an exclusive interview last week, the gentleman who goes by the name of Grant Paul aka Iyah said days after the incident, he is still trying to come to grips with the reason/s for the action taken against him by the police.
Grant said on the day in question, he remembered he was singing a song, and some woman claimed that he was singing about her. She accused him of making threats that he would kill her and therefore she was going to make a report to the police.
The gentleman said having realized what was happening he decided to go to the station himself to clear the air and give his side.
Shortly after he got into the station Grant said the woman left, and he left shortly after that. He noted that while on the street, the woman walked up to him and struck him in the head with a stick. Upset over this development, Grant said he went in search of something hit back the woman when the police arrived on the scene.
Paul told this newspaper that an officer immediately began to slap him in the face and strike his head with a baton.
As if the officer was not satisfied Grant said he was taken to the Grand Roy Police Station where he got a sound beating from three police officers including a woman police officer. They beat him beneath the feet and various other parts of the body. To add assault to injury, he said he was wearing a fashionable top sent to him from England by his sister. The original officer took his top, cut it into pieces with a knife then gave him to throw into the garbage bin. The officer then told him to leave and “don’t come back” or else he would burst his head.
Paul said he remembered telling the officers “all you want to kill me as all you did to the Canadian and caused his mother to hang herself,” after that he said it was more blows
Asked whether or not he was charged with any offence, Grant said no charge has been levelled against him to date.
Grant is the view that the action taken against him is unjustified since he did nothing to deserve it.
The gentleman said he has since reported the matter to a number of persons including Police Commissioner Winston James and officers at Police Headquarters but nothing has happened.
Grant noted that he is not prepared to rest until justice is served since he did nothing to deserve that treatment from the police.
Informer contacted the Grand Roy Police Station in an effort to get their side of the matter. One officer hinted that a complaint was made and the matter is under investigation, however Officer in Charge of the station directed our reporter to speak to the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the of the RGPF and reminded us that we should first seek clarity on the matter.
Head of the Community Relations Department Trevor Rodney has given the assurance that his department will look into the matter.