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RVIPF seeking ‘outside help’ to probe local police officers

RVIPF seeking ‘outside help’ to probe local police officers

Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthew has revealed that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has engaged ‘outside help’ to probe the local police force, following serious allegations of police involvement in the historic US $250M cocaine bust.

The Commissioner was at the time speaking during a statement on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, in a joint press conference alongside Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert.

In the cocaine bust of some 2,353 kilos with a value of roughly US $250M, it was revealed that two brothers, Liston Davis and a Police officer Darren Davis were implicated and now, have faced charges related to the case.

According to Mr Matthews, “For the vast majority of law enforcement here in the BVI, the mandate is clear. Those that participate in illegal activity will be brought to justice.”


According to to the Top CoP, 'For the vast majority of law enforcement here in the BVI, the mandate is clear. Those that participate in illegal activity will be brought to justice.'

Thorough investigation to be conducted – ToP CoP


He said cases such as those involving serious allegations against officers of the Force may require outside help to conduct an independent and thorough investigation.

“We are already in contact with both UK and US law enforcement in this regard but for operational reasons, I cannot comment any further on that aspect,” Mr Matthews said.

Governor Jaspert in the same press conference said, "Anyone who holds information can go to the Police and any information will be treated with the highest levels of confidence."

The Governor indicated that he is in touch with the UK Government to consider other forms of support that may be required to protect the VI and its institutions.

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