My name is Ishmael Ranger of Dunfermline, St. Andrew’s
On Wednesday, September 25th, I was physically abused by two members of the Royal Grenada Police force for no reason whatsoever near to my home.
I was on my own affairs throwing some old golden apple that were lying around where I live for a couple days in bags when a white van, Registration No: TAD1 was traveling from Sauteurs to Grenville and saw me with the bags, profiled me, went and turned and they came back in my direction.
I was not doing anything wrong, I was just going about on my own affairs.
Two guys in civilian clothes jumped out from the back of the van and ran to me, one grabbed me by my pants waist and the other grabbed me by my arms and started pulling and pushing me.
They were saying to me: Way you get that bag? Way you come out with that? I was trying to explain to them about the bags, but they insisted on going with me to the Grenville Police Station..
I said to them, “ I did not do anything so where am I going? I also said to them – Is just some old golden apples that’s in the bags and ah throwing them away.
One of the guys grabbed me and pulled me to the ground and within seconds I started receiving several kicks and punches to my face. One of their boots was mashing my face to the concrete and the other person kept punching me in my face.
They took the bags from the garbage bin and put it into the back of the van. I was then handcuffed and put into the back of the van. While going down in the back of the van handcuffed, sitting facing the opposite direction of the officers, one of them kicked me in my mouth and burst it and told me to swallow my own spit.
I was brought down to the station at Grenville. I spent about 10 minutes there and after that they took me to the Princess Alice Hospital where I was inspected by a doctor and then brought back to the station.
I was kept in the station overnight and was formally charged the next day for unlawful possession of golden apples without reasonable explanation.
I am presently on $3000.00 bail to appear in court on October 24.