Police Ketch Taxi to Raid PIV then Pepper Spray Cab Driver
There is a bizarre case of police brutality reaching our news desk tonight, where a cab driver reported that on Sunday evening, following the P.U.P. protest a pair of officers attached to the Mobile Interdiction Team reportedly caught his taxi at the stand on Mahogany Street. The policemen casually asked fifty-six-year-old Gerald Jones, also known as Star Black, to drop them off in an area of Oleander Street known as PIV. Unbeknownst to the cabbie, his fares were taking him into the area to conduct a raid on a group of men associated with the namesake gang. When they alighted the vehicle in pursuit of the men, Jones drove to the Mahogany Street Police Station where he attempted to make a report that his fares exited his vehicle without paying him. That’s when he claims that the officers at the precinct assaulted and pepper sprayed him in the face.
Gerald ‘Star Black’ Jones, Alleges Police Brutality
“Well after the protest finished I went back to my taxi stand, you know. Sitting down at the taxi stand and taking off my shoes, two police officers approached the stand and told me that they wanted a taxi. So I asked the officers dehn fi just give me wahn lee break mek ah tek off mi tennis and put on wahn slippers, you know. A put on the slippers and tell di officers, “Alright, unu ready now?” And when I, di officers them, both of them got in the back seat and they told me let’s go up Mahogany Street. So when we hit the second junction by the lee creek, they asked me to turn right there and the fourth lane down on your left, you make a left turn and approaching the next junction, coming on to where the long barracks backa PIV at, they told me “right here.” And the two of them jumped out of the car and when they jumped out of the car dehn run unda wahn house bottom, so I just drove off and I seh well, you know, I gwein da di Mahogany Street precinct go mek wahn report. So when I park mi car by the Mahogany Street precinct and walk inside ah di yard, three G.S.U. were sitting outside and dehn ask me weh ah gwein go do and I tell ahn ah gwein go mek wahn report because two officers jump outta mi car back deh. So di officer look pan me and tell me that I cyant mek no report gainst the police officer. Well I still insist and went to the door and by trying to open the door that’s when one of the officers grab me round mi neck and then di other one come pepper spray me.”
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