Alleged police brutality victim awaits response

PHILIPSBURG–Glenville Riley reported to police on May 31 an incident in which he claimed to have been attacked by two police officers on duty in Philipsburg.

Riley does odd jobs for a living and often hangs around Texaco gas station on Bush Road in the evening hours. He said on Thursday that to date he has not received any reply from the Police Force or the Prosecutor’s Office concerning his complaint.

Riley reported that two police officers had attacked him on Monday, May 29, and had broken his arm. After he visited a store owner in Philipsburg, one employee called police and officers allegedly assaulted Riley, causing damage to his hand.


“It has been almost two months since this incident took place, no word from the Chief of Police or anybody. This is not right. I am hurting and I would like to see justice take place,” stated Riley.

The officers involved in this case have turned in a written report of the entire incident. A complete and thorough investigation into this case was ordered by the police chief and the investigation is now completed, according to acting police spokesman Inspector Rehensly Henson on Thursday.

All documents were forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office for review and evaluation, which decided to forward to the case to the National Detective Agency for further handling. Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Norman Serphos confirmed that the case is now at the National Detective Agency and witnesses will be heard relating to the case in the coming weeks.

The suspension of the police officers while the case is being investigated is up to the Police Force.

Source: The Daily Herald