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September 20th, 2019
USVI police officer indicted for bank fraud & identity theft


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the [US] Virgin Islands announced today, September 20, 2019, the unsealing of an indictment charging [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Officer Yomont King with a variety of offenses, including bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and forgery.

November 8th, 2017
‘Inspector’ Francia V. James-Liburd given fitting send off

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police Officer Francia Veronica James-Liburd aka ‘Krazy’ or ‘Francine’, who died on October 6, 2017, was given a sendoff yesterday, November 7, 2017 befitting of an ‘Inspector’.

October 8th, 2017
Police Officer Sergeant Francia James-Liburd suddenly passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-  The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, as well as immediate family and friends of Police Officer Sergeant Francia James-Liburd, are still in shock over her sudden death.

June 21st, 2017
First cohort of sergeants complete leadership training

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Twelve officers successfully completed two weeks of training in leadership and management specifically geared to support the work of sergeants with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

December 18th, 2016
STT man sentenced to 6 months for assaulting police officer


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A judge sentenced Kiplin Chalwell to six months in prison for attacking and assaulting two men – one of them a police officer – about five months ago, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced Friday, December 16, 2016.

December 3rd, 2015
Officer accused of slapping youth who called him 'punk'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A young man charged with resisting arrest, assault on a Police Officer and using indecent language will return to court on January 20, 2016 for continuation.

September 22nd, 2015
Police officer allegedly had 2 sexual encounters with 8-yr-old

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The police officer in the middle of an alleged sex scandal with an eight year old pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent assault when he appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo yesterday September 20, 2015.

July 29th, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: 1st female officer in RVIPF Eileene L. Baronville speaks out!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Today she shuffles around in pain from injuries sustained after twice being struck down on the road by a vehicle. And with old age also adding to her burden, she is indeed a far cry from the energetic and passionate police officer she once was. This is Mrs Eileene L. Baronville, the woman who holds the distinction of being the first female police officer in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

February 27th, 2015
Caught in a crossfire? Matthew D. Hazell claims innocence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank receptionist Matthew D. Hazell was slapped with three charges; attempted murder, possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, when he appeared in court yesterday February 26, 2015 but maintained his innocence as his lawyer said that he was caught in a crossfire of bullets.

February 6th, 2015
Ivan Hill to stand trial for driving over cop's foot

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Ivan Hill appeared before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday February 5, 2015 charged with assault against a Police Officer and failing to stop at the sound of a siren.


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