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Police fire officer after court case

A police officer has lost his job after he was found guilty in Magistrates’ Court of intruding on the privacy of woman and trespass.

Milen Simons was discharged from duty after the verdict was handed down on August 15.

But the matter was not linked to his employment, the Bermuda Police Service emphasised.

The BPS came to the decision after a review in accordance with section 9 of the Police Act 1974, which covers situations in which discharge is deemed necessary in the public interest.

Police Commissioner Darrin Simons said: “All BPS officers are aware of the high standards expected of them both on and off duty.

“I can confidently say that overwhelmingly, our staff meet those standards day in and day out.

“However, where an officer falls short of the mark, the necessary action will be taken that leads to either assisting that officer in meeting those standards or, as in this case, where the situation warrants, the officer will be discharged from the service.”

He added: “I wish to reiterate, the vast majority of our officers and staff are aware that the community holds us to a high standard and as such conduct themselves professionally.”

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