GSU’s actions cost GOB $175,000 Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00

On Wednesday, December 11th, the case of George Street residents versus the Gang Suppression Unit which was initiated in 2012 was to have started in court but after negotiations the matter was settled out of court. At the end of the matter government, through the actions of the GSU, admitted liability to the tune of 5,000 thousand dollars.

A total of 18 claimants from the George Street area had filed the action against the GSU and depending on whether they were physically abused they will receive 12 thousand dollars or 5 thousand dollars if they were wrongfully imprisoned.

Another individual who was also beaten during the a raid by the GSU on George Street after the funeral of Charles Woodeye on August 15th, 2011 is Zane Galvez who sustained a broken arm. His case was also settled out of court. He will be receiving 30 thousand dollars out of which he has to pay legal fees.