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Bermuda and Cayman Islands OT Police assist in investigation into alleged RMPS misconduct

Governor Adrian Davis during his first, though postponed monthly press conference, kept his promise to keep the public informed as to the progress of investigations into alleged misconduct by two senior police offices of the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS).

Last week the Governor revealed via a press release that one police officer, an Inspector and a more senior ranking officer had been suspended and placed on compulsory leave respectively. The actions resulted from alleged misconduct by the two officers arising out an incident while carrying arrests of George Leonard and George Farrell on the morning of December 17, 2011 at Drummonds.

The Governor confirmed at the press conference that six (6) police officers from the Bermuda and Cayman Islands Royal Police Services had begun assisting the already extensive internal investigation into allegations with further investigations, following up on statements already received. The Governor said, “it is important that there is this independent view point to help and make sure that the investigation is transparent that if there have been wrong doings, that those responsible would be held accountable,” as he justified the presence of the six officers.

The Governor had said last week that he was activating, “the provisions of a co-operation agreement on reciprocal law enforcement assistance between the Caribbean Overseas Territories.”

Meanwhile the Governor confirmed that from the investigation it was possible there could be other persons brought under “scrutiny’ for alleged wrongdoings. He said that the investigation may be shorter than the original three weeks suggested

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Governor Adrian Davis during his first, though postponed monthly press conference, kept his promise to keep the public informed as to the progress of investigations into alleged misconduct by two senior police offices of the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS).

Last week the Governor revealed via a press release that one police officer, an Inspector and a more senior ranking officer had been suspended and placed on compulsory leave respectively. The actions resulted from alleged misconduct by the two officers arising out an incident while carrying arrests of George Leonard and George Farrell on the morning of December 17, 2011 at Drummonds.

The Governor confirmed at the press conference that six (6) police officers from the Bermuda and Cayman Islands Royal Police Services had begun assisting the already extensive internal investigation into allegations with further investigations, following up on statements already received. The Governor said, “it is important that there is this independent view point to help and make sure that the investigation is transparent that if there have been wrong doings, that those responsible would be held accountable,” as he justified the presence of the six officers.

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The Governor had said last week that he was activating, “the provisions of a co-operation agreement on reciprocal law enforcement assistance between the Caribbean Overseas Territories.”

Meanwhile the Governor confirmed that from the investigation it was possible there could be other persons brought under “scrutiny’ for alleged wrongdoings. He said that the investigation may be shorter than the original three weeks suggested