Officials Investigate Alleged Beating Of Incarcerated Ex-Police Officer By Prison Guards

Joseph Peters

Prison Superintendent Lieutenant Colonel Eugene Philip has revealed that an investigation has been launched into  the recent incident where former Police Constable Joseph Peters was allegedly beaten by several prison officers at Her Majesty’s Prison.

The incident took place on April 28 allegedly in the presence of a senior officer and Peters was only transported to Mount St John’s Medical Centre for treatment several days after.

Peters, who was locked up for ‘demanding with menace’ in December 2017, was also allegedly involved in a fight at the penal institution and this will form part of a wider investigation.

Photos of Peters after the incident has surfaced and it shows bruises under the left side of his eye and other parts of his face as well as a crooked nose.

Peters’ attorney Wendel Robinson has weighed in on the matter saying his client’s constitutional rights were breached.

“I am of the view that when a person is incarcerated their constitutional rights remain intact. I have been in contact with the prison superintendent and have expressed my view about the allegations. I was assured that there would be an investigation into the matter,” said Robinson.

Peters, scheduled to be released sometime in June, was convicted and jailed on December 19 2017 for four years after he was found guilty of demand with menace for his involvement in a high-profile case.

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  1. Prison is a hard life, isn’t it! Some say it’s a mini-hell on earth, and some even say that’s the way it should be so nobody ever wants to go there. I don’t know about that, but it’s not an inviting place. Obey the law and stay away from there.

  2. what the heck is “DEMANDING WITH MENACE”???
    And the ex-cop hired the ex-C.O.P to be his attorney? Wah kinda mix-up toarree dis be?

  3. They threaten to caused harm unless they are given the money.This is an example of “demand the menace”.

  4. Demanding with menace? Is that like jumping out of a jeep and digging your hands in someone’s pockets saying “what you got for us?” Without identifying yourself as a police?

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