Commissioner Michael Matthews has denied any official reports of a Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Police Sergeant being removed from duty pending an investigation into his involvement with illegal activities.
The message, which has been circulating on social media, reached our news room.
It stated “Good Morning, a Police Sergeant in the RVIPF has been interdicted from duty, stripped of his badge and service firearm. The officer is under investigation of being involved in illegal activities, the investigation is live and ongoing and nothing else can be said this time said CoP Matthews. “
Our news team reached out to Commissioner Matthews for further commentary. The Commissioner said that the message being circulated was not an official report.
He said “As I have advised other media outlets this is not an official release from the RVIPF and is not an authorized comment of the CoP. We have no idea who has put this on social media.”
When asked if he would be able to speak to the situation or if the claims bared any truth, Commissioner Matthews did not confirm or deny.
He said “It’s a live investigation so cannot comment any further.”