BPS Officer Shares CCTV Video Of Fatal Collision

November 6, 2021

The police have confirmed that one of their officers “inappropriately shared a video of the most recent fatal road traffic collision” and said the “matter is now under disciplinary review.”

Following the fatal collision, the police had said they were “aware of a video being circulated on social media, showing footage of today’s fatal road traffic collision” and noting the “graphic nature of the video” urged “the public to refrain from sharing and to delete this video.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that one of our officers inappropriately shared a video of the most recent fatal road traffic collision.”

Acting Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons said, “After the officer noticed that the video was being shared widely within the community, he immediately came forward, took responsibility for his actions and apologised.

“This avoided what may have been a lengthy investigation into what transpired. The matter is now under disciplinary review by the Professional Standards Department to determine the suitable outcome.”

“I am deeply troubled that we have let the community down by this action. We exist to make Bermuda Safe and causing distress or harm like this is simply unacceptable.

“I unreservedly apologise to family and friends of the deceased, to the staff at the gas station who may have been scrutinised, and the community as a whole for the impact this has caused. We can and will do better.”

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