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October 14th, 2020
Police accused of 'terrifying' children with 'laser guns'

ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and its Commissioner of Police, Mr Michael B. Matthews are once again facing heat, after a mother claimed RVIPF officers illegally ransacked her family’s boat and property all while pointing 'laser guns' at her children.

October 10th, 2020
‘Officers don’t go out with intent to cause problems’- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outgoing Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Mr Michael B. Matthews has defended the conduct of his officers in the fields, following some public criticisms that the police on occasion, have been employing excessive force in the execution of duties.

October 5th, 2020
‘Officers entitled by law to use reasonable force as necessary- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following recent allegations of the use of excessive force by ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) during arrests, Commissioner of Police, Michael B. Matthews has again defended his officers.

September 28th, 2020
VIDEO: Did police use excessive force on man accused of traffic violation?

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- On the heels of a brawl between a young man and a police officer at a store in Pasea Estate on Friday, September 25, 2020, a video has surfaced of a struggle between a young man and two male officers in the Threadfall Estate area of Tortola on September 27, 2020.

August 24th, 2020
White US cop shoots unarmed black man 7 times in back

KENOSHA, Wisconsin, USA- Nearly 3 months after protests erupted on a global scale after a white Minnesota police officer caused the death of black man, George P. Floyd Jr, by kneeling on his neck, a white cop shot an unarmed black father 7 times in the back in front of his children in Wisconsin on Sunday, August 23, 2020, sparking protests in the US County.

February 23rd, 2017
‘Comply with the law & all will be well’- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Comply with the law and all will be well." This is a simple message the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is trying to communicate to traffic offenders.

February 17th, 2017
Did police use excessive force to arrest motor scooter riders?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A video circulating on social media has raised the debate whether police used excessive force in reportedly arresting some motor scooter riders on Fishlock Road in Road Town today, February 17, 2017.

June 8th, 2015
Outrage after video shows officer pulling gun on teens


(CNN)The outrage was immediate. After a video surfaced of a chaotic confrontation between teens and police at a community pool in Texas, calls for one officer's dismissal were swift and loud.

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