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Cop charged for looting-related offence

Officer Jermaine Brewley (left), his wife Shannon Brewley (top), and Keisha Stewart are jointly charged with handling stolen goods.

A serving member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police (RVIPF) has been charged with a looting-related offence.

Police Constable Jermaine Brewley appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today on a handling stolen goods charge.

Following his appearance in the makeshift court at the Road Town Police Station, Brewley was placed on enforced leave while an interdiction order is sought.

The cop, who is a British Virgin Islands native, appeared before the court with his Jamaican wife Shannon Brewley, and Jamaican national Keisha Stewart. All three are jointly charged.

The accused trio was granted bail and are scheduled to return to court January 19.

Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews described the allegations against the cop as shameful.

“As I have stated before, I will forcefully and publicly deal with anyone who is charged with looting or any offence related to looting. Today, unfortunately, and shamefully, it is one within the ranks of RVIPF.”

“Nevertheless, I make no exceptions. Police officers found breaking the law will also be dealt with robustly. He will go before the court as all others and his innocence or guilt will be determined there,” Matthews said.

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