Head of CID accused of police brutality

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A report of police brutality has been made against the head of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Clayton Davis Sr, and the alleged victim is asking the Professional Standards Unit to take up the matter.
The complainant is Miguel Barzey who said he was beaten while in custody at the Criminal Investigations Department and had to be rushed to hospital by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on May 17.
OBSERVER media is in possession of a copy of a report recorded by police about the matter on that date.
The report indicated that Barzey, of Hospice, was arrested at 1:25 p.m., May 17, after a report was made that he threatened someone.
 He was initially placed in cell # 5 at the St. John’s Police Station and later CID personnel took him up to the CID headquarters on the same compound, where the head of that department, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Davis is stationed.
While there, the man was allegedly beaten by the senior cop and he sustained lacerations about the body and abrasions to the face.
The officers who subsequently handled the matter at the station have been identified as Sergeant Huggins and Sergeant Lawrence.
According to the report at the St. John’s Police Station, Barzey “needed medical attention as a result of sustaining injuries while in police custody at CID. As a result, EMS was summoned and arrived shortly afterwards and transported Miguel Barzey to the hospital.”
It should be noted that the report filed about Barzey’s arrest and beating was made at 3.55 p.m. on May 17, while there was no record of the threat he allegedly made in any official police document prior to his detention and alleged beating.
Additionally, the only report of a threat on that date, made by ACP Davis, was about a man he identified as Morris Jacobs of Potters. In that report, ACP Davis stated that “whenever [Morris Jacobs] meets his wife Christine and daughter Claytine he interferes with them and threatens to kill them.”
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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