The case of the ATM shake down involving 22 year old Thyrell Hyde came to nothing on Thursday when Magistrate Dale Cayetano received instructions that the accuser wanted no further action against the three police officers, namely Corporal Reymundo Requeña, PC Edgar Teul, and Special Constable Joslyn Gill.
In September 2013, it is alleged that Thyrell Hyde was arrested by the three police, taken to the ATM and forced to surrender his Pin number, after which the three officers withdrew money from his account.
The incident was caught on camera, so why did Hyde decide to drop the case?
On Friday Plus News spoke to the mother of Thyrell Hyde, Kaila Morales.
“The accused decided to pay. The lawyer, along with the accused’s lawyer, they decided to pay.
I don’t want to disclose [the amount] because the Magistrate told me that I cannot disclose the funds, how much was paid.
It’s not that my son did not want to peruse the matter, but for two years my son has received threats from the police more than once, the same accused. He went to the media, it is on the internet one of the interviews, when he called out the number, and no investigation was carried out.”
That phone number Kaila Morales spoke about was called out during an interview with channel 5 on December 12th 2013. Thyrell Hyde alleges that someone called him using that phone number, threatening his life if he should show up for the scheduled ID parade.
The three police officers, Corporal Reymundo Requeña, PC Edgar Teul, and Special Constable Joslyn Gill, had been on interdiction for over a year. They were set free of theft related charges on Friday.