According to reports, the incident had stemmed from an accident where a vehicle belonging to BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) allegedly ran over the foot of an individual at a popular bar on Fort Hill.
Police were called to the scene; however, one individual was allegedly behaving erratic and wanted to aggressively confront the driver of the vehicle involved.
At least 3 police officers allegedly intervened with efforts to arrest the man; however, the off-duty police officer allegedly put herself between the man and her colleagues, which caused the man to escape arrest.
The incident was caught on video and shared with our newsroom.
The RVIPF, in a press release today, June 17, 2021, announced that the female officer has been interdicted from duty while investigations take place.
It said in a general announcement to the Force, Commissioner of Police Mark Collins reminded officers and staff of the code of conduct and his expectations that professional standards will be adhered to at all times.
“He noted his firm stance that officers’ behaviour must be beyond reproach whether on or off duty.”
No charges have been laid in the matter, the press release stated.