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Police officer interdicted for ‘criminal offences’

A police officer has been held in connection to recent illegal activities reported in the territory.

The Royal Virgin Police Force (RVIPF) gave that indication while responding to questions from BVI News on Thursday, January 21.

“Commissioner [Michael Matthews] is confirming that an officer has been interdicted from duty as investigations are being conducted into criminal offences,” the RVIPF stated.

The officer’s name is being withheld as no charges has been laid against him, so far.

However, BVI News otherwise understands that the interdicted cop is a member of the RVIPF’s Armed Response Unit.

It is also understood the crimes for which he is being investigated is in relation to a recent drug bust that resulted in police recovering 150 kilos of cocaine on Tortola.

Investigations are ongoing and our news centre will provide more on this developing story as information becomes available.

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  1. Wellsah says:

    These island people officers need not to be in the force

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  2. Mitsyb says:

    Police officers are not good at all ask the few in the RVIPF what happened to that Malone guy who was found in the sea up fat hogs bay. They should be in jail for what they did to him. Time will tell

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  3. Clueless vi says:

    What about the case with p***o and p***r, dirty cops getting away with slap on risk might as well don’t have any cops to protect and serve every man for themselves

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    • Focus says:

      Focus on your own self. Hope the COI don’t rope you in.

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    • What about it? says:

      What about it? If you had an interest in it you wouldn’t have to come here to ask.

      What about the case with the two brothers? One police and one ex-police?

      What about the case with the spanish boy police?

      What about the customs and immigration officers WHO MUST BE involved.

      What about all the others? Mind your damn business that pays you.

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    • Abysmal Grammar and Spelling says:

      So says my name…

  4. Z6ne says:

    We want justice for BODY which one or group of cops killed that man

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  5. Wow says:

    Another police againnnnnnn?????????

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  6. Reply says:

    Again? Lord ham mercy. Who next? Looks like the streets were not telling lies.

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    • @Reply says:

      THE STREETS DON’T LIE, A LOT OF PEOPLE GOT AND IS GETTING F***K BECAUSE THEY THINK WHEN THEY HEAR THE STREETS IS TALKING OR SAYING THEY THINK IT IS A JOKE. YOU WANT THE TEA, YOU GO TO THE STREETS.

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  7. wow says:

    nothing smells worst than a rotten cop

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  8. Joshua says:

    Deport him back to east end after some time at HMP. Only down island cops corrupt. Take that innards you all tolan skin.

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  9. Seriously says:

    The incoming commissoner need to asked all police officers to undergo a lie detector tests and a drug test. Refusing to do these tests you would automatically be dismissed. Plain and simple. Many officers would surely resign before taking a lie detector test. The police force is more corrupted that the commissoner really knows. And Mr commissoner it is not just a few officers you have many within the ranks and files that are corrupted.

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  10. Hansel says:

    Hmmm. Looks like the Governor knows some things so I hope that inquiry involves his countryman, the top cop.

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  11. Hah says:

    The governor is responsible for the Police force and prisons. Instead of chasing something that doesn’t have any evidence out in the open he should have opened an inquiry into the Police force seeing that we have had at least 7 officers charged with crimes or discharged from duty in recent times. There has been outrage about corrupt cops for longer than this VIP administration has been in power but the top cop keeps brushing it off while the number continues to grow.

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  12. Follow the trail says:

    Once you have drugs in the country them there is a customs officer who in on the deal. BVI only feel powerful talking about who from here and who not. Last time I check all customs officers or locals whole police are for whoever will apply and pass. Drug shipment is organized and alot of time we put them to investigate themselves so hence the results…unsolved. get this crap under control de man

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  13. Yea them says:

    RVIPF: wa task force them working for

  14. FACT OVA FICTION says:

    ONE OF THE HIGHEST CORRUPT GOV AGENCY IN THE BVI POLICE DEPARTMENT.

    FROM THE TOP DOWN,
    *** SUPPORTS CORRUPTION,
    BENIFITS FROM VORRUPTION
    PROMOTES CORRUPTION
    PROMOTES CORRUPT OFFICERS
    VICITIMSE GOOD OFFICERS

    POLICE TACK UNIT FESTED WITH CORRUPTION
    OFFICERS GETTIN PAYED TO PROTECT DRUG DEALESRS,
    PROVIDING 24.5 HOR BODY GUARD PROTECTION
    SELLING INFORMAILON TO DRUG DEALERS
    THE TACK UNIT NEED TO BE DISMANTLE
    INTERDICTED OFFICER IS THE HEADN OF CORRUPT OPERATION,

    S**** H****, WHO STOLE DRUG MEN MONEY BACK WORKING
    THE COP TURN A BLIND HI TO HIM, PUTTING OTHER OFFICERS LIVES IN DANGER.

    WHO IS INVESTIGATING THE POLICE,
    THE GOVERNOR SHOULD INSTITUTE A COI

    [SOME] OFFICERS OF MARINE UNIT ALSO CORRUPT,
    INFORMING DRUG DEALESR THE LOCATION OF MARINE ASSETS,

    *** IS AWARE DOES NOTHING.
    GOOD OFFICERS BEING VICTIMIZED, DEMOTED,
    PUSH AROUND, TRANSFERRED, HELD DOWN.

    WHOLE SENIOR MANAGMENT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED.
    MONIES DISAPEARING UNDER *** WATCH. POLICE OFFICERS ARE TRANSPORTING DRUGS AND GUNS, PROTECTING DRUG DEALERS, PROVIDING SECURITY TO SOME WHILE ON DUTY IN UNIFORM, USING GOVERNMENT ISSUED FIREARM.

    GOOD OFFICERS LIFE UNDER THRET, BLIND EYES ARE TURN TO THEM.

    SOME RELIEVE OF FIREARMS TO PROTECT THEIR SAFETY

    DOMONICANS ARE PLACED IN HIGFH RANK AND STRATEGIC POSITIONS BY *****. TO DOMINATE AND POLIFERATE CORRUPTION.

    ***** NEEDS TO GO HOME.
    THE NEW COP NEEDS TO BE BRIEF, DISMANTLE THE DOMONICAN STRONG HOLD.

    ***, TWEAKING REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, POLICIES TO PUT HIS PEOPLE IN SPECIFIC PLACES.

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    • concerned citizen says:

      Was thinking the same thing. The Police force needs investigating. Only white COP and they are the most corrupt. Some black people just love when they have a master, only then they feel safe. Sometimes I just cant believe the things I heard coming from their mouth. They always ready to condemn their own people over white people.

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      • Hannah says:

        How could the amount of melanin someone has possibly affect someone’s morals. Do you realise how stupid that is?

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      • Oops says:

        Meanwhile the present CoP goes off as a saint! What? Why? How? Let’s examine all of them from the heel to the head.. Why was there no investigations into the force during Morris term or on the arrival of MM? We know just having a new CoP will not solve the issue but oh the distractions is to shift the actors who is clever enough to hoodwink the GP. Oh the magicians pull a great hoodwinkie.

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        • Deh Watcha says:

          We had our own COP once.

          Rumor (since everything is a rumor until proven) has it that he was given 2 options; retirement or jail.

          Guess which one he chose?

  15. Aprox 15 yrs says:

    For the last fifteen yrs the royal virgin islands police force have recruited some very dishonest and currupt men and women to join that establishment. It sickens me to my stomach to see what is becoming of that force which still have some good officers. These dishonest officers are currupting the good ones . Sad but its the reality. It is the same as the society we now living in. The virgin islands men and women that i grow up with in the seventies and eighties are no more. They have been influence by the get rich quick by any means mentality. So its a trickle down effect and surely the police force is one that can get feel that effect quickly but the the ramphant dishonesty and curruption is to much for honest hard working citizens to ignore. Mr commissioner you dont know half of it. Please stop the recruitment of noncitizens. This is only the begining of whats to come. This country have a half rotten public service. Curruption is evey where. Its basically the way of life in this small community.

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    • Confused says:

      Most of your statement is true. But remember these drug bust came down in the 70s/80s from a top politician who influenced it all. Who was caught in the plane crash at the airport; top customs and immigration played a major part in the implementation of drugs coming and passing through this territory.
      This little country was built from drugs. Take a look at the little mans wealth today. Some who hasn’t worked a day in their lives had the biggest house and some now own big businesses.

    • @Aprox 15yrs says:

      Absolutely. Have seen them in action in the Ghetto a few times.

      Judging from their mannerisms during their search, it was quite evident that i was on the personal, and not about law enforcement.

  16. fbi says:

    Reply to Aprox 15 YRS, you are asking the commissioner to stop the recruitment of none citizen, are you saying that by hiring all locals it will stop the corruption, or there are no corrupt locals?

  17. ENGLAND says:

    This rvipf has alot of hypocrites, when those 3 officers was arrested after lucan investigations, the senior admin of the rvipf protected these officers, they knew what these officers were doing and they bury their head in the sand, if you are in a certain circle in the rvipf, you can do anything and getaway, their is a Dominican ring and we all know who constructed it, this man needs to go for the good of the rvipf, as long as you are in that circle, you can be a criminal while a police officer with no penalty, THE ENTIRE SENIOR ADMINITRATION NEED TO BE SENT HOME.

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    • Retired Police says:

      Remember when the few brave police officers signed the petition that there is corruption in the force? What happened to some of them? Victimisation all the way. Now they are exonerated. I cry for my country. The administration from D M to now is a failure.

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      • You lie says:

        The one who was just interdicted ALSO SIGNED THE PETITION.

        Maybe they needed to investigate you before you retired too. Imagine you are on the outside now but you froth at the mouth for everything happening in the RVIPF.

    • Guy Hill says:

      Law enforcement needs to develop a culture where the corrupt officer fears the incorruptible officer and not the other way around. Goes girl politicians and the general population also. We are better than this.

  18. Norris Turnbull says:

    There were two incorruptible officers in a government department and none of the government managers like them.I wonder why?

  19. Absolutely says:

    And Mr Hill, a local born and bred from whose blood line of locals go back centuries on mother and father side, is one of them.

    A truly incorruptible officer he was, yet those are the kind of peole that will not fit into a corrupt environment/government, unfortunnately.

  20. ReX FeRaL says:

    @ absolutely.. the other one was Mr.Walters.

  21. Guy Hill says:

    Law enforcement needs to develop a culture where the corrupt officer fears the incorruptible officer and not the other way around. Goes girl politicians and the general population also. We are better than this.

  22. Benny from the Bronx says:

    I don’t know him and he doesn’t work for me.

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