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Incident of arrests at Drummonds leaves two police officers on suspension

 Two senior ranking police officers of the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) are suspended, one on suspension and the more senior on compulsory leave pending further investigation into alleged misconduct.

According to a release from Government House the Governor’s actions arose out of the conduct of, “an extensive internal investigation into allegations of police misconduct during and following the arrests of George Leonard and George Farrell on the morning of 17th December 2011 at Drummonds.”

Other informed and reliable sources have informed that the alleged misconduct continued in the vicinity of Police Headquarters at Brades, where other senior officers had to restrain one of the officers.

The release informed that, “The Governor has decided that in addition to the very comprehensive internal investigation undertaken to date, he should activate the provisions of a co-operation agreement on reciprocal law enforcement assistance between the Caribbean Overseas Territories.”

As a result beginning early next week law enforcement officers from the Bermuda and Cayman police services to come to Montserrat to assist in the on-going investigation under the command and direction of Deputy Commissioner Paul Morris.

Following this they will, “present their findings to the Director of Public Prosecutions through the Governor.”

Other credible and informed sources have also revealed that there may be more action and probably criminal charges brought against others who have been implicated in alleged wrong doing in connection with the incident.

The Governor has undertaken to. ”keep the general public informed of relevant developments as they occur.

 

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 Two senior ranking police officers of the Royal Montserrat Police Service (RMPS) are suspended, one on suspension and the more senior on compulsory leave pending further investigation into alleged misconduct.

According to a release from Government House the Governor’s actions arose out of the conduct of, “an extensive internal investigation into allegations of police misconduct during and following the arrests of George Leonard and George Farrell on the morning of 17th December 2011 at Drummonds.”

Other informed and reliable sources have informed that the alleged misconduct continued in the vicinity of Police Headquarters at Brades, where other senior officers had to restrain one of the officers.

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The release informed that, “The Governor has decided that in addition to the very comprehensive internal investigation undertaken to date, he should activate the provisions of a co-operation agreement on reciprocal law enforcement assistance between the Caribbean Overseas Territories.”

As a result beginning early next week law enforcement officers from the Bermuda and Cayman police services to come to Montserrat to assist in the on-going investigation under the command and direction of Deputy Commissioner Paul Morris.

Following this they will, “present their findings to the Director of Public Prosecutions through the Governor.”

Other credible and informed sources have also revealed that there may be more action and probably criminal charges brought against others who have been implicated in alleged wrong doing in connection with the incident.

The Governor has undertaken to. ”keep the general public informed of relevant developments as they occur.