A 26-year-old man who was beaten with a hammer during a police raid at his home has received a $165,000 settlement from the State.
In an interview at the T&T Guardian’s St Vincent Street office on Friday, Moore, the son of police inspector Daniel Moore, said he was arrested by police almost 14 times between 2007 and 2010. “Them police keep holding me and trying to plant drugs on me. I does always get bail and then win the cases,” Moore said.
Moore said when he the opened the gate, six police officers invaded his home and began searching and questioning him. “They didn’t even have a warrant,” Moore said. After he was questioned, Moore said the senior officer on the raid attacked him with a hammer and flashlight. “He (name withheld) just start hitting me in my head with the hammer so I breaks with my hand,” Moore said.
He claimed that after being struck several times with the construction tool, he was again assaulted this time, with a beer bottle which the officer found in his refrigerator. He said he was also pistol-whipped by the officers during the raid. “After he finish I was bleeding badly so they (the police) carry me hospital,” Moore said. Since the incident Moore has lost all movement on one of his fingers on his right hand which he says makes finding employment a difficult task.