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Police beat me, cries youth


Police beat me, cries youth

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WESTBURY ROAD, St Michael resident Reco Barker says he was wrapped in plastic and tortured by the police.
He says it happened after a woman identified him as the person who had snatched her chain.
Barker, who spent a night at the Black Rock Police Station, said he was never charged with anything nor had the Royal Barbados Police Force explained why he was held overnight.
Barker said he was on Westbury Road on May 28 to collect something from his grandmother. He had passed by his brother’s place at Thornes Gap and was making his way home, to Grants Gap, when a vehicle with police officers in plain clothes stopped him. Two women were in the vehicle and one said he was the person who snatched her chain, he reported.