Police Investigating Attack On Corrections Officer

March 13, 2023

Minister of National Security Michael Weeks said he  ”condemns this act of violence by inmates at the Westgate Correctional Facility against a Corrections staff member and stand in solidarity with them.”

Minister Weeks said, “I can confirm that an incident took place on Friday morning. The Department of Corrections takes incidents like this extremely seriously and understands the importance of safety and security in the workplace.

“The matter in question was reported to the Bermuda Police Service, which is now investigating, and as such, it would not be appropriate for me to comment any further at this time.

“While the injuries to the officer in question are not life-threatening, they are concerning. The officer attended the hospital for medical attention.

“We are focused on ensuring that the officer receives the necessary support and resources to help them fully recover.”

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