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Police investigate allegations of misconduct against two officers

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons confirmed two officers were being investigated after misconduct allegations (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

An investigation is under way after allegations of misconduct were made against two police officers, the Commissioner of Police confirmed today.

Darrin Simons added that the pair were allowed to remain on duty with “some restricted responsibilities”.

Mr Simons said this morning: “I can confirm that two police officers are currently being investigated following allegations of misconduct made against them.

“The officers have not been charged with any offence and remain on duty with some responsibilities varied, pending the outcome of the investigation.”

He explained: “The Bermuda Police Service is guided by a disciplinary process, which determines the nature of what, if any, action is to be taken against an officer against whom any allegation is made.

“That process has been activated in this instance and it has been determined that the officers will be allowed to remain on active duty with some restricted responsibilities.

“Given the sensitive stage of the investigation and continuing lines of inquiry, no further details will be released at this time.”

The Royal Gazette understands that the allegations related to a warrant to search the homes of two other police officers in December 2020.

Electronic equipment was seized then as part of a criminal inquiry into the leaking of a legal document about the divorce of Stephen Corbishley, who was Commissioner of Police at the time.

Both officers denied any wrongdoing and were later told no criminal charges would be brought against them.

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