It is always a sad day indeed when any police officer appears in court charged with serious crimes, and in this morning’s Royal Gazette (17th Dec 2019) it was reported that a police officer has been arrested on a charge of corruption.. (see article at http://www.royalgazette.com/crime/article/20191216/police-officer-arrested-on-corruption-charge )
Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said the arrest came after an allegation of a “serious criminal matter”. He added that the officer was being interviewed and would be released on bail, but will be suspended while the allegation is investigated.
He added that several allegations were under investigation after the service boosted its Professional Standards Department, which ensures police officers act with integrity and professionalism. Mr Corbishley said: “The result of this investment has identified a number of matters that are now being investigated.
“However, these matters are small in number and do not represent the hard work, ethical standards and professionalism displayed by police officers and staff that work tirelessly each day to keep Bermuda safe.”
You can read the full article in the Royal Gazette at the above link. The arrest came after Pc Kyle Wheatley, 34, was jailed for 2½ years last week for dumping more than 60 traffic tickets for profit. See article RG 11th Dec at http://www.royalgazette.com/court/article/20191210/corrupt-police-officer-jailed-for-2-years
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