Minister Weeks Denounces Violence Against Corrections Officer

The Minister of National Security Micheal Weeks today confirming TNN’s news report of a female correction officer being attacked in the line of duty by three inmates at the Westgate Correctional Facility.

“I condemn this act of violence by inmates at the Westgate Correctional Facility against a Corrections staff member and stand in solidarity with them.

“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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