Grand Bay woman accuses police officer of assault

An internal investigation has been launched into reports of an alleged assault on a young woman by a police officer assigned to the Grand Bay Police Station.

That is according to Deputy Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette, who due to ongoing investigations could not be too detailed about the matter.

He did confirm that the young woman made a report to his office.

“The matter is under investigations. The woman has made a report to my office and I’m conducting internal investigations,” he told this online publication.

Meanwhile, a Grand Bay resident acquainted with the alleged victim described her as a kind person.

“I happen to know the young lady and she’s the sweetest thing. I’ve known her since she was in diapers and she’s never one to go looking for trouble,” the anonymous person uttered.

The accused police officer is still on duty.

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88 Comments

  1. concern citizen abroad
    March 3, 2016

    Grand bay people have this thing about them for over 50 years . I remember one time we went to Grand bay in the company of my two brother in laws who were police officers , some young men as we passed by noticed them on the vehicle , by the time we drove in an out , these monsters were already in a bush on the hill . They just dashed out from the bushes , five of them and the driver had no choice but to stop .The men approach the officers in plain clothes on their casual time to fight but the officers put some good blows on their foolish self , even me too hit them with my shoes all over . They got some good blows then they flee . Grand bay people think they bad . I do not even view them as Dominicans because they behave like animals . I do not believe that he would just assault that woman if she did not hit him. They are too disrespectful. The C.O.P must not punish police officers for a civilian because it means that they are given upper hand thus destroying the image of the Force.

  2. 4 REAL
    May 9, 2012

    who are you a police officer or god.TWO WRONG MAKE ME HAPPY.GET IT.

  3. WAYPAPA
    July 18, 2011

    them police just think they can do what they want when they want

  4. August 31, 2010

    LET ME TELL ALLU SOMETHING…NOBODY KNOWS WHAT’S GOING ON IN GRANDBAY EXCEPT GRANDBAY PEOPLE..POLOCE GOT A CALL TO WARN A MAN FROM PICHELIN ONCE AND U KNO WAT THE POLICE DID? WHEN HE SPOKE TO THE YOUNG MAN THE MAN DIDN ANSWER THE POLICE JUS LOCK THE FELLA AROUND HIS NECK N BURST HIM DOWN BUT WHAT HE DIDN KNO IS THAT THE FELLA WAS STRONG HE CAME OUTSIDE THE PLACE WITH BLOOD ON HIS FACE..AND NEXT THING UNO HE WENT FOR THE SQAUDY N LEFT WT THE FELLA..THEY THINK THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT..AND IN GRANDBAY ALL THEY DO IS GO BEHIND PEOPLE YOUNG CHILDREN AND DRINK RUM….NA MAN AND ALLU WANT TO BLAME GRANDBAY? LOOK THEY TRY TO BEAT UP A YOUNG BOY BUH GUESS WHAT…WE SAW WAT THEY DID TO THE LADY SO LOL TELL THEM TRY AGAIN ..U SHLDVE SEEN THE SPEED THE OFFICER HAD WHEN WE STOOD UP FOR THE YOUNG MAN

  5. Grand Bay Girl
    August 29, 2010

    @Honeyman: what you are saying makes no absolutely sense , hole your … with your apologize to the police officer a matter of fact am gonna stop there….

  6. August 20, 2010

    If that woman don’t get justice from man, she will get it from God the Almighty. I hope the policeman acknowledge his wrong doings and apologize to that woman he hurted. That could start a healing process between him and the woman.

  7. Jane
    August 20, 2010

    @Babes: AMEN!!!!!

  8. Jane
    August 20, 2010

    @Honeyman: You’re hating cause you can’t leave overseas don’t you?…you poor thing….

  9. honeybunn
    August 20, 2010

    U ARE AN IDIOT FOR SAYING THAT AND i HOPE THAT THEY BEAT YOU ONE DAY AND YOU WILL KNOW HOW IT FEEL.

  10. honeybunn
    August 20, 2010

    u a such an a**!what if it was your mother or your sister or you. I hope that you get what is coming to you. No matter what the police should not have beaten the girl so much and if she was in America she would be RICH. I say to you KICK ROCKS

  11. rad
    August 17, 2010

    this brutalities on women seem to take shape in dominica very often now,just recently there was a sitaution at bathestate,I mean come on this is the police we are taiking about,women in dominica are being raped,domestic violence,under aged girls molested,there has been even women being murdered brutaly in our past,so on who side is the police on, the people have complained about police behavour datine back to patrick john and eugenia charles days,and got no satisfactions,I mean a terorrist law that gave the police unchallenged authority,that law was illegal and wickedly motivated,that why the police are behaving the way they do,so first minister skerret it is time you made things right.

  12. ??????
    August 17, 2010

    @GEE: Oh Please! – don’t be foolish and show it. We all need to repent of something or the other. Since you’re so ‘righteous’ – why don’t you stand in the gap – ‘The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man/woman availeth much’.

  13. Grand Bay Girl
    August 16, 2010

    @Karkabeff:
    Karkabef, I always enjoy reading your comments, but I disagree with you this time regarding grand bay people. i am a Grandbayrian living abroad for the past 43 years, I can tell you that Grand bay people are some of the nicest people in Dominica, whether you and others want to believe it or not. We Grandbayrians just do not take crap, we always speak our minds, we protest when we have too, and yes we will love you if you show us love. It is time Dominicans realise that we are a part of Dominica and we also play a very important role in Dominica.

  14. The wind
    August 16, 2010

    To the ignorants. They speak just to be heard not that know exactly what transpired between the woman and the policeman. If they want to talk please give me something concrete than something base on substantial theory. The problem here is not about Grand Bay or the people, it’s about a woman that was brutalized by the very same people we trust to protect the citizens and the country. There are both good and bad people in every community. If there’s a problem between an officer and a citizen and the officer knows he/she can’t handle the situation alone ,he /she should call for back-up. Now if the officer handle the matter where he/she has to use excessive force in such a brutality way upon it citizen he/she swore to protect, the question is” who are we to trust to protect the country and it citizens?” To the officer, remember a woman is your mother, a woman will be /or is your wife,and you may have daugthers,judge for yourself, how would feel to know that they have been brutalized by someone especially by a male .To the ignorant, wait until someone will brutalize your family or friend , i know you will sing a different song. To the Police Commissioner “who will stand for justice on the behalf of the citizens of Dominica? One love to all whether you agree with me or not.

  15. shabine 23
    August 16, 2010

    when grand bay ppl is at fault we are real quick to bring them down with words…this time they are not…officer ………… i will not call yr name….apologize to the woman. thats the most you can do cause we all know they not going to make you resign. anyways people are talking and the truth is out there.

    i have nothing against grand bay and nothing against police. i’m just hoping that u do the right thing officer ………………. no name calling.

  16. August 16, 2010

    All i am saying after all that has been said. The young lady who resides over seas and works there in a capacity of taking care of other people will be beter served to keep quiet and realizes that just because she lives overseas doesnot give the right to go to a police station and even when the police officer was about to do her a favour by violiating the rules to accomodate her with her alleged defendant who was in police custody at the time a simple request by the officer by asking this young lady her name ended up to a point that this young lady alledgedly wanted to burst the officer balls That`s not right it point to one simple issue some people think just because they live and work overseas the can return to Dominica and show total disregard for law and order and disrespect the police. Finally to those that want to take the matter in their own hands examine your self cause if you all travel to Dominica as you indicated to confront the police you all will be sorry then again some of you might be wanted by the police so you all will be beter served to go and surrender. My advise to this young lady please apolo gise to the officer be a woman abvout it cause if you allow yourself to be convicted of the charges come January 2011 your record will be passed on to the Authorities in that country you now resides needless to say that country might make life very difficult for you to hold your job and maybe you will really have to return to Dominica for good. Hope this one is posted for all the haters to eat their words and remember to every story there`s two sides.get the facts before you engage your brain.Thankfully our beloved sister still have all her teeth and thats a good thing.Hats off to the police for showing restraint in this situiation.

  17. U
    August 16, 2010

    Some of these comments are just rubbish..!!!!!!!!!!

  18. vibes
    August 16, 2010

    well, well, well. as i always say. we are afraid of our shadows… well we should start to do something about it.

  19. Watcher
    August 16, 2010

    @Makemba Durand: Up to yesterday, I saw that she could not use the hand properly, it is still painful. I have nothing against policeman. They have to keep the peace and do their job impartially and not side with anyone but some of them not all at the station now taking sides …

  20. Watcher
    August 16, 2010

    @Sout Man: I love that from a true born Grandbayrian. Tur pardner. There are still many more prominent persons from Grandbay.

  21. Grand Bayrian
    August 15, 2010

    As a Grand Bayrian, I have for the past few days resist the temptation to contribute to the debate of how Grand bayrians are bad people,and ignorant, the list goes on.

    I am sure most contributors to this forum, were born during the 1970’s or later, What some of you know of Grand Bay, is words of mouth, not that you; or should I say mosst of you have ever step foot in the village. We heard it once and we repeat it a thousand times.

    I was fortunate enough, to have lived and visited other communities in Dominca, La Plane as a kid, during the summer holidays, Castle Bruce, St. Joseph, Mahaut, Scotts Head Soufrere, and Portsmouth; even Roseau. Now; having that experience, if something bad happened in any of the villages and towns that I made refrence to, it would be ignorant of me; to labelled the entire community as bad people.

    knowing full well everything that has been said about Grand Bayrians. I will mentioned that the brutality that has taken place in Grand Bay, in the 80’s during Carnival times, I speak of it, cause I saw it with my own eyes; especailly, (Master) AKA Alexander. Now this is one to many. The man was brutalized by the police. what came of it? nothing. I am not making any excuses, but I am stating a fact, you have to earn the trust of the community, and you do not earn it by brutalizing people, you must arrest someone when they do wrong by the law, you do not have the right to beat them black and blue.

    This is an ongoing issue in Grand Bay, the police have to work hard along with the community, to earn the trust of the villagers,lets get rid of the “us against you mentality.” Community policing,must start with the police and the community coming together, where the police knows the neighbour hoods. know the villagers, get to know the people, involve in school activities, village feasts, community activities such as cricket, and the list goes on. thats what its all about. being part of the community.

    However building the police station right up at the agricultural centre area is not going to make it easier. Sometimes I try to understand why Governments past and present, make decisions without consulting with the people who live in the community.

    You need the police station in the heart of the community. Thats how you deter criminal activities. criminals will do their acts, and know by the time someone called the police, he or she is gone. But again it is easy to make decisions, when you are not the one seating in the hot seat.

    someone stated the police officers are 100 % high School graduates? thats a joke. High School graduates? wake up, welcome to the 21 century. If they are our finest, then God save Dominica. In today’s environment, a high school diploma is just what it is a high school diploma. These guys need to be train in police foundation 101, that would be a good start for them..

  22. Babes
    August 15, 2010

    @Makemba Durand: @Envar:

    The young lady in question is very much a Dominican. Whether she has resided abroad for a day, a year, or an eternity, she remains Dominican. She has stated her side via radio, so much so that it has reached the US. Wrong is wrong. I am familiar with the young lady, as an American (non-Dominican), and to suggest that she would provoke anyone, especially a police officer, to battery and assault on her person is inconsistent with her character.

    This reminds me of the Rodney King police brutality incident in Los Angeles, CA. If it is a Grand Bay issue, then have a public protest to demand the suspension of this animal that used his position to take advantage of an innocent woman.

    It’s not about police vs. woman, or police vs. Grand Bayrians. It is about the principle of the thing. If any of you had gone for a walk and was assaulted in such a barbaric manner by even another civilian, you would have demanded justice. The fact that the officer is not suspended without pay shows lack of leadership within the police department, and the department’s blatant disrespect for the citizens of Dominica.

    Justice MUST be served, and the young lady should be compensated for the inconveniences, injury, humiliation, and emotional distress that she is suffering as a result of this heinous and despicable act.

    I had the fortune of visiting Dominica at the invitation of well-respected Grand Bayrians living abroad. Those whom I have encountered have consistently represented the island of Dominica well. Based on my experience, this woman in particular illustrates the grace, humility, and selflessness that is exemplified by Grand Bayrians, and Dominicans.

  23. in shock
    August 15, 2010

    bla bal bal
    as usual grandbarians defending and “others” saying she provoked it or something. im tired of that grand bay against the rest of dominica crap!! its almost like war was declared on grand bay and we missed the memo. some … even said that grandbarians are ignorant. IGNORANT?! so we stand up for what we believe! whats wrong in dat? and if she was from somewhere else all you would be singing a nother tune. without us and our influence where would d/a be?

    FYI: i know for a fact she DID NOT provoke him!!!!! … he just choose someone who choose not to suffer in silence!!!!

  24. Crysta Clear
    August 15, 2010

    Am sick and tired of DOMINICANS being judge and jury before hearing the full facts of the matter. People there are three sides to a story: The one they tell you, the one you hear, and the truth.

    Tuth is am not saying the police was wrong, neither am I saying the woman was wrong.However, I have a missing piece to the story…… why didn’t the young lady tell CARRETTE… Lets not be too quick to dump to conclusion in the future.

    Remmeber a story has three sides…….

  25. Anonymous
    August 15, 2010

    @Karkabeff: heafer you are so far from the truth…The young didn’t do anything but ask about the arrest of her brother…you need to be certain because almost doesn’t count. I’m not saying there are not law breakers in g/bay but this young woman is not one of them… This is not just a g/bay or a Dominica issue. Some officers in the US tend to take the law into their own hands to and it’s just wrong and as a citizen we should not have to stand for that. What if that young lady was your family?…Would you have been almost certain that she did something wrong or would you have find out the truth? Well heafer, I know that young lady very well and I KNOW for certain she didn’t do anything to deserve what the Officer did…

  26. grandbarian4u
    August 15, 2010

    Grandbay people are not that bad and the business of peter paying for paul i don’t like it. I am a young working woman from G.bay never been in trouble with the law. so you can see why this is really pissing me ooffff? STOP ALLU IGNORANCE.

  27. grandbarian4u
    August 15, 2010

    @ gee.
    You damn idiot. grandbay is not the laughing stock, crime is on the rise everywhere. when was the last time you heared someone was murdered in dominica? you fool!!!!!!!!

  28. JUST
    August 15, 2010

    May be tomorrow Monday the POLICE should go to LIME an begin charges against those who made all these threatening comments,like burning the police station,killing etc..
    We do not need this crass ignorance in Dominica…There are better ways to resolve our conflicts.

  29. HIM
    August 15, 2010

    A lot of these senseless comments should not have been published by DNO..They are stupid,ignorant,senseless,and tells a lot of the nature of the people who wrote them.Can Dominicans help you all to condemn every police officer because one may have erred? I am not certain if the officer is wrong,but if he is, then due process will prevail.Some people are even brazen enough to call for the type of penalty that should be metted out to the officer..This is beyound you or me sir/madam.
    The open challenge that’s being sent to the police is stupidity/ignorance to the highest order..I believe some of you should even be arrested for these threatening comments..As a law abiding citizen, i believe that the police attitude towards Grand Bay is as a result of some of a few ignorant people like some of these bloggers who believe that once they speak,the officers should run.Things do not work out so my friend. The officers and the community should work together,and in the prosess he should not compromise his occupation either…SO UNFORTUNATE…SOME OF US WEAR OUR IGNORANCE AS A BADGE OF HONOUR..OFFICERS I LOVE YOU ALL…

  30. hmm
    August 15, 2010

    police officers come to Grand Bay with the fact that Grand Bay is a bad place so they should use full force. I am from Grand Bay and there is a young officer at the station that think he bad and he hot but when one of them will get what they looking for is wen they will say Grand Bay people not good. If the young lady did wrong why … them police think they will come and do what they want in the place, but don’t worry every pig have it Saturday and is not everyday that is Christmas. Time will tell

  31. Makemba Durand
    August 15, 2010

    100% of the Police Force High School Graduates; If they are uneducated then the system is not working. Do you believe a woman will come to a station and a man will just start beating her? People your mouths will destroy our beautiful country. Do you know that when you make this comment for or against that criminals thrive on that and will continue to commit crime. When it hits home I hope you don’t go to the corrupt cops, but you should cause they will take of your reports professionally too. Hats off to the POLICE – If the lady was mistreated then the Police Officer will pay but if the young is just pure arrogant; like in massa day – you come from overseas and everyone in DA foolish.

  32. Envar
    August 15, 2010

    i hope the officer is a seasoned officer who can stand his ground…. i can remember a young promising officer got fired from the force because he got into an altercation with a woman in the soufriere area… and the funny this is that her witnes was a police officer who was probably fouping the same complainant.. that officer subsequently went to antigua and came first in his course and has made a very valuable contribution to the Royal antigua and Barbuda police Service..

    lets not be quick to judge, but certian things always happen. and that s*** of people going to commissioner to make report have to stop, the commissioner should only attend to them when they have exhausted all other options.. she should make a formal report and so on..

    people have done all kind of things to bring down police officers, they treat the cops like super human.. it is true that sometimes police officers let their emotions have the better part of them.. but some people like to make police pass like a**,for them to go and boast for their friends how they beat a police and inspector or commissioner still %^$ up the police…..

    Mr. commission, put a wood on the woman and suspend the officer for 3 months with pay…. time to start making an example…

  33. observer
    August 14, 2010

    I think we need to see some stats. We need to see some stats on the nature of crime committed in Grand Bay compared to other places like Roseau, Portsmouth and other villages with similiar populations. Now I do not see why an issue of police brutality has anything to do with the locality of the person who had been brutalized. If something is wrong, it is wrong. Things always tend to get heated once Grand Bay is mentioned. We need to see Grand Bay’s problem as a Dominican problem. What is done in Grand Bay affects Dominica, or are we just happy with Grand Bay just the way it is, afterall, we will always have our scapegoat.
    I feel sorry for the young woman, no one should have to go through any form of abuse. We need to also realize that this is not going to play out to well for the police in that community, especially since they are generally so withdrawn from the society and generally show up, granted to thier jobs, but sometimes one wonders if the only thing that is in their job description is to look for weed. The officer needs to apologize publicly.

  34. August 14, 2010

    @Justice,

    we called that a milatia,in accordance to the U.N. charter,U.N.org, which Dominica is a member, no
    govermnet/officials has the right to use aggresion of any,or force to opprese the people of a country,pls go online and read it very carefully, if dominica Gov, fails that,then the ppl has the right to ask a charter member for help, dont use no kind of force on your ppl,

    thk you

  35. block 44
    August 14, 2010

    to all the people that say grandbay needs pray, start praying for grandbay and forget your villages.for you are the only good people of dominica.

  36. D/a in US
    August 14, 2010

    @STARZ: I AGREE WITH U ON SAYING THAT ” The Deputy Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette needs to be relief of his duty cause he is not doing his job correctly.” AT THE SAME TIME HE CANT CORRECT THEM OR PUNISH THEM …

  37. D/a in US
    August 14, 2010

    SUSPEND IS JOKE HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED….LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY

  38. D/a in US
    August 14, 2010

    U R SO DAMN RIGHT……HOW CAN WE? EDUCATE THEM PLZZZZZZ

  39. D/a in US
    August 14, 2010

    ALOT OF SENCABLE COMMENTS & OFCOURSE A LOT OF BULL… COMMENTS AS USUAL CAUSE IT HAPPEND IN GRANDBAY. I HAVE NO IDEA WHO THE YOUNG LADY OR THE POLICE OFFICER IS BUT WE NEED TO PUT WRONG WHERE WRONG IS AND RIGHT WHERE RIGHT IS. THE YOUNG LADY COULD HAVE PROVOKED IT WE NEVER KNOW. WE ACT LIKE WE DONT KNOW WHAT DOMINICAN MEN ARE CAPABLE OF. THE POLICE OFFICERS ARE THE SAME MEN WE WENT TO SCHOOL WITH BUT LATER ON TOOK AN OATH “TO SERVE AND PROTECT” US. THEY PUT THEIR PANT ON ONE LEG AT A TIME JUST LIKE US. THEY ARE CAPABLE OF DOING WHAT ANYONE ELSE IS CAPABLE OF. THESE INCIDENTS COULD HAPPEN IN ANY OTHER POLICE STATIONS BUT I PERSONNALLY BELIEVE THAT THE OFFICERS ARE DOING IT TO PROVOKE THE GRAND BAY COMMUNITY. GOOD 4 YOU GRANDBARIANS REPORT DEM TO THEIR HIGHER UPS. THEY THINK IF THEY PROVOKE THE GRANDBAY COMMUNITY AND THEY RETALIATE THEN IT WILL JUST ADD TO THE BAD NAME.

    PROVE DAT … WRONG, FIND HIM GUILTY AND MAKE HIM PAY. OINK OINK OINK….

    AND YES I AM A GRAND BARIAN……..GRAND BAY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. En Ba La
    August 14, 2010

    @Magwaysar: This is ridiculous your comments. The police is there to protect people – when we need them so there is no need for you to make this foolish remarks.

    Now I am from Grand Bay and not anit-police and I am not going to support just one or two guys at the Grand Bay station beating up on people.

    Grand Bay people no matter what, they have rights too and deserve to be treated like any other citizen- all you anti grand bay people are going to benefit – this guy is BAD NEWS for the POLICE DEPARTMENT.

    These are the kind of policemen who CREATE THE BREAKDOWN between police and community.
    All you BLOCKHEADED anti grand bay people should realize no one is saying the entire police department – JUST THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL. Talk about ignorance. stuppess

    One way or another he is going to be fired whether the Commissioner wants to do it now or later.

  41. foresight
    August 14, 2010

    Sensible persons wait to hear more than just one side before commenting. We need more of those. We get excited too quickly. I once saw a man with locks beating a police officer, I was shocked at how the police was just there. When another officer came by to help, he started hitting him back. The man began screaming and shouting ‘police brutality’. Dominicans soon converged on the scene and started hurling insults at the police. If I had a video camera they would have felt very foolish about their comments.

    Having said this I do not like to hear about abuse, since it is so often females. She may have been a victim for true, but let us do some more investigating before making our anger get the better of us.

    I find Grandbarians to be some of the nicest folks in DA. This from a town bookie.

  42. Sout Man
    August 14, 2010

    Many Dominicans like to hang on to their stereotypical view of Grand Bay being a lawless place. Policemen come to Grand Bay with the same mentality. They want to teach us a lesson: or so they think. We are very peaceful and law abiding. Like everywhere else. we have a few bad apples. But “laughing stock of all the villages of Dominica”, that we are not.

    Grand Bay is the cultural capital of Dominica. The birth place of Midnight Groovers, Black Machine, Orian, Mighty Odie, Adie and Tradibelle. The birth place of Dr. Liverpool, Charles Gregoire. Era George, Willie Fevrier, J.K. Henderson. Lambert Henderson, Boniface Xavier, Pierre Charles, Jerome Pierre, Jerome Mellow, Lawa Alexander, Patrick (jockey) Henderson, Crispin Gregoire and many more.

    We stood up for Dominica’s political independence when the rest of Dominica thought it was a Patrick John thing that should not be allowed. We pioneered the anti-apartheid struggle in D/A while the rest of you thought that we were brain-washed. Today you all think that it’s cool that Nelson Mandela is free. I must give credit to Dr Bernard Wiltshire for raising the political conciousness of South City even if we do not support his current UWP. We fought to maintain the sensay costume as a cultural expression that should not die. Today, I see a resurgence of sensay costume in Roseau after all the abuse we took.

    We supported Rosie Douglas during his Black Power days and when he returned to Dominica after his struggles in Canada. We helped him form the Political Independence Committee and to champion the fight to have bilateral relations with Cuba. Now, all the big boys want their children trained in Cuba for free at the expense of poor folks from Sout’. I do not want to bore you but that has been our legacy. So, Gee, I am not the type who will ask you to know your place but since you pissed me off, I will ask you to [email protected]#* OFF!!

    Please folks, do not threaten the law officers. If push come to shove, your identity can be revealed and charges can be brought against you. Remember that you have an internet provider who can collaborate with the law. The FBI , CIA, Canadian, British and French intelligence may already be watching you. Do not threaten to harm or kill anyone. Inspector Weeks seems like an intelligent and reasonable person and I’m sure he will do the right thing. Let the investigation go on. We do love the police too but we just won’t take crap from “nobody”. (Yes, Francisco, I know about the double negative crap but I like to spice it up like a West Indian too!!)

    Peace and Love!!

  43. Karkabeff
    August 14, 2010

    Why is it that everytime an officer does his job in Grandbay he is ALWAYS wrong and the accused is ALWAYS right whether is man or woman? Honestly, the level of ignorance in that community is begining to annoy me as a Dominican. So many of you on here accusing the officer yet I doubt if at least one of you was present during the incident. No police officer in Dominica is just going to slap a woman or man in their face because they asked a question. GIVE ME A FLIPPIN BREAK!

    There is more to the story and I am almost certain that the woman either obstructed the police, refused to give her name and address, insulted him or committed an offense that necessitated her arrest which she then resisted. This is NOT rocket science people. Stop jumping and screaming murder when we dont have the facts. Matter of fact, the woman may be an angel overall but she may have snapped for whatever reason and in the process aggravated the situation. Instead of trying to demonize the police and make a saint of a woman that may be as guilty as hell, the community of grandbay should exert their efforts in turning in the criminals living among them. Grandbarians must stop acting like residents of Tivoli Gardens in Jamaica. One day you guys will be asking for police help and none will be forth coming. Mark my words!

  44. lost
    August 14, 2010

    some police man just wicked and how can u do a woman that he forget he got a mother..i shall leave it there so every one got the point there

  45. UPTOWN REBEL!!!
    August 14, 2010

    It seems that there is a growing trend in Dominica whereby Policemen are randomly assaulting citizens at an alarmingly frequent rate.And the female citizens more often than naught,are the victims of these assaults…..Oh my!…..
    Very troubling and unfortunate,i might add…..If i remembered clearly,not too long ago,a woman was brutalized in Roseau by a Policeman.She needed medical attention,and was taken the the hospital i believe….I wonder,what ever happened to that matter?..It seems to have disappeared and went away….Was that Policeman ever held accountable?,was he ever disciplined?…Oh let me see…maybe, it is still under investigation….Yes?…
    Well,what is there to expect when the Police investigates the Police.Maybe,what we need is an Independent Investigative Unit,(I.I.U.) to look into questionable actions by the Police and certain members of Govt.
    Surely,if these brutalities were addressed,and those Policemen were held accountable for their actions;even arrested and charged with assault in some cases,( depending on the severity of the circumstances surrunding the incidents), and brought to justice,I am quite sure the assaults and brutalities, would cease.They would think twice before doing it.
    Is this a systematic, or internal problem? I don’t know. Are the Policemen under tremendous stress?.Do you think,that some need anger management?
    Should the Prime Minister address this in a public forum?, well, let’s just wait and see.
    You should not be brutalized by the very same ones who are paid to protect you, and to serve you.
    The Policeman should not be your enemy,nor you,his…The citizen needs the Police and vice versa.

    All this stems from the lack of respect for the Rights of others in Dominica. We have no respect for each other.The same respect that is due to a man of high office,is the same respect that is due to an ordinary man. Until we as a people learn to respect one another, and the Rights of each other, and until we start caring about what happen to other people, there will be no end to a whole lot of our problems.
    Individuals should not be accorded respect as a result of their office,but they should earn that respect as individuals.
    Dominicans, please, let us put all the foolishness and pettyness aside.Let us stop all the hatred,anger, and malice for one another, now. Let’s come together for the good of ourselves,our children and our Country………I am pleading with you.we simply cannot continue like this.
    Positive vibrations and Positive solutions!…
    All the best…and….Peace profound!!

  46. Harance
    August 14, 2010

    @Thinking Man…. doe worry, dat’s how G-bay people lol them in and then Wham….remember Sogo fly? up till now he tebere from blows he get like dat!

    @Big-bannan,…you are right G-bay people really have a culture of sou ti weh, many have a habbit of conniving, condoning stuff they shouldn’t which misleads others, all because they afraid of repercussions. This has got to stop to help curb crime, while the police take their job seriously before it gets like St.Kitts and St.Lucia (no mention of Jamaica here, they off-the-charts).

  47. FIRE
    August 14, 2010

    @BIG BANNAN, ARE YOU COMPARING DA WITH NEW YORK SHITTY. IN DA OUR KIDS GO TO SCHOOL WITHOUT AN ESCORT. YOU ARE COMPARING HEVEN WITH HELL. STRAIT.

  48. Magwaysar
    August 14, 2010

    Police be warned!!! Read the comments. Dominicans DO NOT like police, is only when their a…se in problem they know how good police is. Time will tell. One Officer did a wrong thing and everyone on the police back. What a thing. Is no wonder crime is on the increase. We too souteewye. I don’t condone what the Officer did but these comments are so outrageous. Where is the outrage when police are protecting you all from all you own. I watching……… time will tell. The Police should let people do what they want. Then they will be liked. Why should someone want to be a Police? Man even want to come in station and beat police. And Dominicans reading these nonsense and not commenting. Dominicans wake up. I need the police, and if an Officer acted bad, fire him, suspend him, jail him, but we should not condemn the whole force. They are our brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and are risking their lives for us to have our freedom. LONG LIVE THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA POLICE FORCE. We still need you in times like these.

  49. NWA
    August 14, 2010

    85 % of Dominican police officers are uneducated and high school drop outs. very few went 2 college or university so how can the handle the law “properly”

  50. grand- barian
    August 14, 2010

    @Big-Bannan: its not everyone in GRAND BAY thats law less cause if everyone was then that … they call the police station would have been burnt to the core. POLICE BRUTALITY that officer should have been suspended

  51. Jane
    August 14, 2010

    @Big-Bannan: Are you saying that everyone in g/bay should pay for what a handful of idiots do? We are aware that there are young uneducated and foolish young men who go around breaking the law and their parents cover up for them. That is a problem and we have got to get better and start turning those young men and their parents in but that doesn’t give any police officer the right to beat a young lady just because she asked a question. Does grandbay has too many crirmes for a tiny village? sure but Dominica on a whole has too many crimes for a tiny Island. This is not just a g/bay issue…we have to come together as one to stop all the cimes and violents all over Dominica. It’s a shame when my nieces and newphews visit they say they’re not coming back…not because of the crimes in g/bay or roseau but because the crime rates in Dominica is too high and the people are not doing enough to stop it. They feel safer living in NCY then in Dominica. Unlike many of you, these kids are all pre-teens but they’re smart and like they say…these young violent men needs to stop watching TV and start going to the garden instead. VIOLENCE IN DOMINICA IS ON THE RISE AND IT HAS GOT TO STOP…Earlier this year g/bay had a great deal of violent deaths and I see that things are slowing down we still have a very serious problem of covering up for the crooks and I pray that the criminals and their cover-ups will get what’s coming to them.

  52. Jane
    August 14, 2010

    @thinking man: There should not be a next time and she doesn’t have to be your mother in order to take a stand. She’s one of us and we need to stop that fool now before he does it ever again….he should not be allowed to continue his profession because where ever he goes he’s going to do the same…HE HAS GOT TO BE STOPPED NOW AND IF THE COMMISSIONER DON’T WANT TO DO IT THEN WE WILL…I’M OUT OF THE COUNTRY BUT YOU BETTER BELIEVE HE’S GOING TO HEAR FROM ME IN A LETTER. THAT’S MY GIRL THEY’RE MESSING WITH AND COME HELL ON HIGH WATER THAT FOOL IS GOING TO PAY

  53. Gcy
    August 14, 2010

    @Gee….You are the same one commenting as ‘On’ ..wid your two-line uneducated psyco-babble.
    You need to crawl back to that little hole in the ground where you came from wid your crap. You as well as most of the readers here know Grand Bay is one of the, if not the most sophisticated and developed communities in Dominica, besides Roseau. So get your crap straight idiot. Fact is every village has it’s share of idiots.

    Chill and listen to others converse on the current subject.
    end

  54. Abuse and sou ti weh
    August 14, 2010

    Glad you mention the Rum shops.
    I hear Officer Weeks and his big boys kno is them same rum shops tha abuse and torture their neibors with loud music any time of day and nite, wether the cops there or like it or not. Not neither Weeks nor his superios do nothing about it neither.
    sou ti weh, do all you work, sou ti weh.

  55. ship
    August 13, 2010

    i think that … should not be called a police…that that man has no mother no sister no wife no family at all…. i think he should be out of the police force

  56. rush
    August 13, 2010

    he did and i belive the young lady but i do not like is that the officer is still out there working to do another person he should be suspended until the investigation in complet and he is charge or better fire the goat

  57. Lawful
    August 13, 2010

    Shame on the grand-bay police department. You guys should be upholding the law not breaking it. That gives you a bad name. You guys should be working with the community not working against them. Your own hands and weapon will be your downfall.

  58. STARZ
    August 13, 2010

    It does not matter where you from or who you are, it doesn’t give the police the right to hit you. A simple question do not deserve to be slapped at. Who the hell these police think that they are. The Deputy Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette needs to be relief of his duty cause he is not doing his job correctly. These police officer should have been suspended without pay until the investigation is completed. That Police department is full of corruption, police covering for police, but one day they will not have that shield and they will get what is coming to them and no one will help them, that is a promise. But hey sooner can be like right now. My advice to that young woman, keep your head high and those police officers will gets what is coming to them and they will get it ten times ten.

  59. pomme cannel
    August 13, 2010

    just another story of the traditional police force in dominica lazy incompetent and some time retarded mentality of police officers thats why i will mentain that most of the crime happening in dominica is as a result of police laziness or rum brained officers who wait for month end to get their pay checks. you make areport they write it on a piece of paper ask u for your cell number as soon as u turn your back the halley hoop your complain in the bin i;ve had two experiences grand bay and coulibistrie police stations.the morale of some or most of our officers is very low and the authority needs to dicipline officers whom are in violation of peoples right

  60. Big-Bannan
    August 13, 2010

    Grandbay is like Jamaica: very cultural however, lawless, no regards for the law, ignorant in nature and self-ish for the most part. Gender has absolutely nothing to do with citizens who break the law and disrespect law officers. And to the pro-Grandbay folks.. you seem to be trying too hard to make Grandbay seem like a nice place. Start working harder on preventing crime and respect for the law and your name will gradually get better.

  61. thinking man
    August 13, 2010

    it should have been my mother then we would know how bad sout city is because i don’t see how a small lady like that can give an officer so much trouble that he have to beat her, but don’t worry the next time will not be like that .

  62. En Ba La
    August 13, 2010

    @justice: wait when it happens to your family and you wll comment I am commenting right now because it affects me directly there is one case against this police man right now and another in the works prior to beating up this young lady… He is out of control – speaking to him he sounds like someone with anger managerment issues.

  63. grandbarian 2 d bone
    August 13, 2010

    @GEE: hey hey hey i think u should hold it right there. y should grandbay be the laughing stock of other villages in dominica? we are not the only ones who have been in a situation like dat and we will not be the last ones. talking of repent……….i hope u urslef have repented because when u stand before GOD he is not going to ask u whether the grand bay people had repented. so who ever u r seek salvation for ur soul and let grandbarians do their do.

    anywayz i hope this dispute is solved…

  64. Jameson
    August 13, 2010

    These police never lose their jobs because the court is on their side, they think they can do what they want it’s time they learn the law is made for all of us police is not above it they are suppose to enforce it not abuse it

  65. Kenya Charles
    August 13, 2010

    Shame on the Deputy Police Officer. This officer should be suspended until the investigate is complete. You all don’t know that young lady pocket, she has to return to Dominica in January for the case to be called. I think the boys from Grand bay need to go up to the police station and bit up the police officer. I am very surprise at the grand bay boys they have really changed.

  66. rumors
    August 13, 2010

    OH PLEASE GEE OR WHATEVER IS YOUR NAME, KNOW YOUR PLACE…

  67. Proud Dominican
    August 13, 2010

    @ GEE, Grand Bays’ situation has everything to do with the police… Y’all dont know anything, y’all commenting on this page just waiting for sumting 2 cum up so y’all can bash the Grand Bay community and it’s people but time will tell… Some police just think that they above the law and that’s just it… But the people of Grand Bay will not let y’all bring us down, we are only lookin forward…

  68. FIRE
    August 13, 2010

    SINCE GRAND BAY HAS A BAD NAME WHICH IS NO FALT OF THERES,ANY ONE WILL DISRESPECT THE VILLAGERS AND THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT. I THINK THE POLICE IN DOMINICA ARE MORE HUMANE THAN THAT . THIS POLICE OFFICER IS OUT OF LINE. HE IS AN UPSTART TRYING TO CREATE CHOAS IN THIS PEACEFUL COUNTRY. MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF HIM INSPECTOR WEEKS.

  69. Jane
    August 13, 2010

    @GEE: Thou shalt not Judge GEE…It doesn’t matter where you are there are going to be violence…I live in NYC and do you know how high the crime rate is? Does that mean that entire city is bad?…I wish you ignorant people would think before you speak.

  70. HONEST
    August 13, 2010

    When you all need to comment,and talk against lawlessness,there is deafening silence,but all of a sudden talk gone loose because a police officer is involved? Dominicans (the majority) are smart people..The old and the young,the man and the woman,the boy and the girl,the primary school child to the secondary school child, ALL interfere with/in the work of the police in this community…Unless i hear from the other side, i maintain that the police officer is innocent unless proven guilty.
    What you all need in Grandbay is prayer and good leadership and this is desperately lacking..WHERE THERE IS NO VISION,THE PEOPLE SHALL PERISH!!!!
    THOSE WHO HAVE EARS,THOSE WHO CAN READ TAKE HEED!!!!!!!!

  71. August 13, 2010

    when we retaliate the police chief will want to do something

  72. August 13, 2010

    she’s my aunt but what if somebody killed that officer what would u do eh justice?

  73. Jane
    August 13, 2010

    @2side2dastory: I couldn’t have said it any better. That’s my girl the officer assulted and that’s not sitting well with me at all…he’s behind is lucky I’m not in d/a but I’ll be there for sure come January and I can’t wait to meet the fool. Grand-bay people it’s time we stand up for each other…we need to stop fighting each other. Back in the day when I was growning up that sort of thing did was not happening. If there was a crime committed against one person in g/bay everyone would stand up and rally behind that person. We need to bring that g/bay back. We are a good community and we should start supporting each other…United we stand; divided we fall…not’s it time we unite and stand being my friend. Everyone who knows here know she’s a good person and she doesn’t deserve that. So let us stand behind her come and let her know that we are there for her and each other. I’ve traveled but nothing makes me happier than when I come home…home to Grand-bay.

  74. Jane
    August 13, 2010

    The accused police should not be on duty…I know that young lady since we were in grade school and she really is the sweetest thing…she’s having a hard time killing mosquito. She’s not one to go looking for trouble and when trouble comes to her she’s one to walk away unlike folks like me…lol. She didn’t deserve it and you can bet your buttom dollar I will be by her side when she goes to court to answer the chump up chardes that S.O.B brought up against her…he better watch his back because he is not going to get away with this…God don’t like ugly officer… and he’s going to deal with you. I only hope the justice system in Dominica will be just when the day comes…They say g/bay people are the worse…that’s not true cause it it was his sorry behind would have left g/bay that day in an ambulance or a body bag.

  75. Herbalist
    August 13, 2010

    Its seems like we want it to be on CCTV to believe it,Am not saying some people arent trouble makers but the police take advantage of the law all the time….where in the world have a police gone to court and lost? People we are living in serious times……things are going to get worse if we do not live up in the positive…………officer if you assaulted the person child please speak the truth cause you have a family and you would not want that for them…Young lady if your not telling the truth please redeem your self by doing so…..Deputy Police Commissioner Cyril Carrette i know you have to protect your men but if your men continue these behaviour they wont be respect or get the public to be confident in your police force…..The young man that got shot last year (greg) nothing is being done about it….his life will never be the same, the guy that shot him walking in roseau like a saint, Dominicans all i can say the worse is yet to come………….God Help us all

  76. justice
    August 13, 2010

    POLICE OFFICERS LEAVE DOMINICAN IN THIER TROUBLE…WHEN THE CALL THE STATION HANG UP THE PHONE…..WHEN YOU SEE THEM FIGHTING TURN YOU BACK AND GO…WHEN THERE IS A KILLING TAKE YOUR TIME….BECAOUS POLICE IS THE WORSE THING IN DOMINICA…AND IT SEEMS LIKE DOMINICAN DONT WANT THE POLICE…SO LET DOMINICAN POLICE THENSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. 2side2dastory
    August 13, 2010

    so right now all am hearin about is police beaatin grand bay people now that is the thing i cant take about we grand bay people we wanna kill one another try our best to prevent one another from reachin great heights wid evil and look we gettin the chance to practise those tings on police all of us there cold not sayin or doin nothing looks like is rambo commando and robocup they send to grandbay but let them know is a character they playing now for grand bay people to get bad and stand up for one another and teach those police officers a lesson and if am in grand bay at this time am standing to fight as well police have no right to be abusing people dont matter what and who u are is time for people to start make REAL EXAMPLES OF THOSE POLICE OFFICERS

  78. GEE
    August 13, 2010

    Grandbay’s situation has nothing to do with the police,although some officers’are crooked.God has spared you all enough..Now it’s time to repent.Grandbay is the laughing stock of all villages in Dominica..

  79. ON
    August 13, 2010

    Any village or country that have a history of calling bad good and calling good bad will self destruct…This is what is happening to you all….Too much soo te wer….

  80. August 13, 2010

    Smallee,U so right about the bad egg they send to grand bay…man for the past 6 month we have had 5 police beating and it by the same Three police officer,the lady who got slapped and tumb around,is one of the most quiet soft spoken person that is if she weight 100pounds,Police have no right to put there hand on anybody especially a woman
    Do u think if we were as trouble maker as some of u say we are something would have been done about these officer?5 beating in 6 month come on. They go by the rum shop and drink till they are drunk and nothing is being done to them.that say allot about us trying to change.But am calling on the authorities if u do not help us and work with us how can we work with u?

  81. Respect
    August 13, 2010

    Respect is the word. The citizenry don’t respect the police and in turn the police seem not to respect the citizenry. Only chaos can come from this if it is not properly addressed. Both by the police and the villagers of GB. The bad-man attitude on both sides of the fence so there must be some conflict.

  82. RASTA4LIFE
    August 13, 2010

    IN ORDER TO GAIN RESPECT U MUST GIVE RESPECT, WHY WOULD A POLICEMANNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PUT HIS HANDS ON A WOMANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN?????????? WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY,COME ON PARLREP WE NEED Y OUR VOICE ON THIS SITUATION DONT JUST BACK AND RELAX , SAY SOMETHING .THE POLICE IS TOO MALKASAY //IS THAT TAKING US TO THE NEXT LEVEL ? HOLA HOLA HOLA

  83. August 13, 2010

    let us not to be quick to judge one side of a story….even if she made a report saying an officer assault her let us hear the other side of the story to make a conclusion…it shows how little we think and how we would act….never judge a story until you heard the two sides….if the police indeed assault her for the wrong reasons let the commissioner deal with him accordingly……

  84. BAD
    August 13, 2010

    While many of the present crop of police officers are “bad eggs”,sometimes we tend to make a lountain out of a mole-hill..We do have good cops and we need to support them…

  85. Beff LA
    August 13, 2010

    Police again!!! Whats wrong with you All… It Has a a God above…

  86. SMALLEE
    August 13, 2010

    what is it with these poleice officers assigned to grand Bay police station. Everytime i turn i hearing some negativity toward them. What happen they had to do some special training before they were assigned there? or is it the bad eggs whom call themselves police officers that they dont know what to do with in the force who has no discipline they send over there. some one enlighten me. Because im not hearing about st.joe police or salisbury police why it always have to be grand bay

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