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Police officer Jermaine Brewley charged for looting-related offence

- wife & another woman also charged
From left: Police Constable Jermaine Brewley, his wife Shannon Brewley and Jamaican national Keisha Stewart appeared today, November 22, 2017 before the Magistrate’s Court, charged with handling stolen goods. Photo: RVIPF
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police have officially charged a serving police officer with a looting-related offence.
Police Constable Jermaine Brewley, a VIslander, appeared today, November 22, 2017 before the Magistrate’s Court held at Road Town Police Station, charged with handling stolen goods.

He appeared alongside his wife, Jamaican national Shannon Brewley and Jamaican national Keisha Stewart all from Sea Cows Bay. He was granted bail with his two co-defendants until January 19, 2018.

Following this appearance, Brewley was officially placed on enforced leave while an interdiction order is sought.

Commissioner of Police Michael B. Matthews is decisively using the same actions meted out to those who were caught or charged in the relation to looting to deal with his own.

“As I have stated before, I will forcefully and publicly deal with anyone who is charged with looting or any offence related to looting. Today, unfortunately and shamefully, it is one within the ranks of RVIPF. Nevertheless, I make no exceptions. Police officers found breaking the law will also be dealt with robustly. He will go before the court as all others and his innocence or guilt will be determined there."

The RVIPF continues to encourage persons with photos or videos of persons caught in the act of looting to send this evidence to the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

19 Responses to “Police officer Jermaine Brewley charged for looting-related offence”

  • ccc (22/11/2017, 14:45) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
    When is the politicians turn?
  • no justice no peace (22/11/2017, 15:35) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Hope mike Matthews is not starting to show boat.
  • Irma (22/11/2017, 15:57) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    A BVIslander???
    • LOL (23/11/2017, 13:19) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      @irma: ohhhhh u surprise huh,so u tryin to say that a bvislander can’t commit such thing right? The mentality of some y’all smh
  • Ar u (22/11/2017, 17:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He’s the only officer
  • Revlon (22/11/2017, 19:40) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Homegirl eye brows on point lol
  • Hmm (22/11/2017, 20:09) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lot more was looting cops and auxiliary cops .lock up all Dem @**
  • Reelee (22/11/2017, 20:50) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply

    We never saw that side of Jermaine in school. A follower yes, a thief no. Too bad you had to allegedly tarnish your reputation and your future chasing WATERFALLS.

    • @RELEE (22/11/2017, 21:16) Like (12) Dislike (16) Reply
      If he is a follower and he is following a thief then he becomes a thief.
      A follower does not have his own mind.

  • wize up (22/11/2017, 21:02) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lots more in the department need to be arrested but time longer than twine
  • man about town (23/11/2017, 00:07) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    Where is the informal resolution COP Matthew? This does not only destroy the officer career, but demolished the moral of the Constabulary. I an not saying that you should accept such I'll discipline from your subordinate . I suggest that we keep our dirty laundry inside and apply an informal resolution. We must protect the good name of our organisation. A former colleague adopted this principle and it shows weakness in his management. Therefore society lost all trust in the Police. The views expressed is not political motivated , it's the opinion of the writer.
    • hey (23/11/2017, 03:26) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      i agree keep yu dirty laundry in private
    • DISAGREE (23/11/2017, 08:16) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      It was a very PUBLIC act of looting. People are talking about it. The officer either engaged and hid the goods of criminal activity. If the Commissioner knows of it then he can not hide behind an informal resolution and maintain the respect from the public. NO WAY.
      • wize up (23/11/2017, 14:21) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ diasagree: are you implying the commissioner of police was wrong to let the citizens and residents of the territory to exposed a dirty cope: the laws of this territory applies to all there is no specials laws to regulate the questionable acts of police: high five to commissioner: the chap took an oath to uphold the laws of this territory
  • man about town (23/11/2017, 07:26) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    I saw the headline and could the COP tell the general public where looting is an offence and the penalty for such? Looting has not been defined in law ..Therefore please assist me here.
    • @MANABOUTTOWN (23/11/2017, 16:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree they should call it what it was, a whole bunch of stealing, thiefing and handling stolen goods. You should know what those are. Dam thieves the whole bunch of them. After such a powerful storm and disaster all they could think to do was steal. Put them under the jail. I saw lots of them with my own eyes on my way to get plywood to close up my house after the doors were destroyed by the hurricane.
  • Retiree (24/11/2017, 10:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What about the big ones who's coming organize crime and still holding their jobs, manipulating the system to their own benefit. Talk about one CoP Matthews.
  • de silent one (25/11/2017, 08:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ ccc: The politician time would come when the country get serious about law & order, but until such time, it will continue to be business as usual. Unfortunately!

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