BPS: Formal Complaints Required To Investigate

July 2, 2018 | 4 Comments

Saying they are aware of recent allegations circulating about “alleged past inappropriate sexual behaviour,” the police have reminded people “that formal complaints are required by law in order for the police to investigate such allegations.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] is aware of recent allegations circulating on social media about separate instances of alleged past inappropriate sexual behaviour.

“Members of the public are reminded that formal complaints are required by law in order for the police to investigate such allegations. Online statements and social media posts do not qualify as formal complaints.

“We appreciate that this is a sensitive subject and that witnesses and victims are sometimes reluctant to come forward.

“Complainants can be assured that they will be treated with dignity and that their investigation will be conducted in strict confidence. Please contact Detective Sergeant Karema Flood of the BPS Vulnerable Persons Unit [VPU] at [441] 247-1150 or e-mail kflood@bps.bm. Alternatively, the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 can be used to make a report.

“The BPS works closely with the Department of Child & Family Services on these matters and we take such allegations seriously.

“But we continue to caution members of the public about making unsubstantiated statements or circulating rumours on social media that may constitute slander or libel.”

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  1. so confused says:

    “But we continue to caution members of the public about making unsubstantiated statements or circulating rumours on social media that may constitute slander or libel.”

    something has to be false for it to be slander or libel morons. make a sex offender registry and maybe people will start to report these predators. Good day.

  2. Ok says:

    “Alleged inappropriate sexual behavior”? I would like to report my ex-wife please! That’s why I divorced her! Any chance of getting my money on legal fees back if I have her past investigated for inappropriate sexual behavior? Just asking.

  3. Please excuse typos haven’t had my coffee yet…

  4. After that statement from “so confused”…something would have to be false to be slanderous…true enough but accusing…accusitorial now you have my interest…is it rumer and slanderous or is it the truth either way the subject in question should be notified by athourities as besmuching does go on and as such an offence committed …time to shake that rug…time to air the sheets…not taking sides here…but now that this has been said , police I think it appropriate you contact the accused and let’s see this through….

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