BPS reaches settlement in Civil matter with police officer

BPS reaches settlement in Civil matter. Acknowledges improperly obtained warrant.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has reached a settlement agreement with Sergeant Mark Monk and his wife, regarding a civil matter filed against the BPS.

The case stemmed from the execution of a warrant at the Monk residence in December, 2020.

The warrant was part of an investigation into alleged attempts to cause disaffection within the police service, including a service-wide email of an affidavit relating to former Commissioner Corbishley’s divorce proceedings.

After a thorough investigation, which included an external review, the BPS has acknowledged that the warrant in question was not properly obtained and was, therefore, unlawful.

Commissioner of Police Darrin Simons stated, “We are the police. A warrant is a highly intrusive action. We recognize the importance of getting it right every time. We are reviewing our warrant processes and have committed to additional training to ensure best practice is consistently followed.”

Due to ongoing elements of the matter, the BPS will not be providing further comment at this time.

The BPS remains committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and lawful conduct in all its operations, as it continues its mission of Making Bermuda safer.

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