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Shanique Meighan charged for obstruction of justice Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

meighan.jpg - 46.87 KbThere have been numerous times on which the mother of Tyrone and Ellis Meighan appeared on the evening news to complain about police brutalizing her sons. The latest conflict between the Meighans and police have caused the sister to go public as an alleged victim of police brutality.

Police raided the Meighans house on Banak Street early Tuesday morning, March 15, as part of their investigation into the murder of Tanika Lemoth. Shanique Meighan claims that police officers barged into their home early Tuesday morning and started to beat her and her brothers with pipes. “As I open dah door, they pull me by my hair; they pull out my two bredda dehn. Dehn next lee bwai weh mi deh deh, they pull them out and they start wah beating and a half with a white pipe.”  Meighan claims that after the beating she was denied access to a medical facility so that she could get treatment from a doctor. Instead, she was kept in police custody and dragged to court in the afternoon.

Shanique Meighan was arraigned before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza for one count of threatening words, one count of using obscene language, one count of obstruction and one count of resisting arrest of Police Constable Marvin McKoy. In court she was represented by Arthur Saldivar. Before a plea was taken, Saldivar told Magistrate Mendoza that his client had been in police custody and was denied access to a medical facility. He asked the court to order that she be seen by a medical doctor and that a copy of the medico legal form be given to her. Magistrate Mendoza explained to Attorney Saldivar that after Meighan receives bail, she can go make an official report at the Professional Standards Bureau of the Police Department.

Magistrate Mendoza offered bail to Meighan in the sum of $1,000 plus one surety of the same amount. The court prosecutor, Cpl. Noel Muschamp, had no objection to bail.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:11