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‘Super Cop’ to face disciplinary action

- CoP ignores Magistrate and petition
Mr Glen ‘Super Cop’ Callwood was slapped with a citation indicating that he is likely to face possible disciplinary action by the RVIPF despite a Magistrate's decision that he should return to his substantive position within the force. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris could not be bothered by the considerations of Magistrate Velon L. John and the petition of many public spirited persons of the Virgin Islands to re-instate Mr Glen ‘Super Cop’ Callwood following a Magistrate's court trial. Photo: VINO/File
Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris could not be bothered by the considerations of Magistrate Velon L. John and the petition of many public spirited persons of the Virgin Islands to re-instate Mr Glen ‘Super Cop’ Callwood following a Magistrate's court trial. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police (CoP) David Morris could not be bothered by the considerations of Magistrate Velon L. John and the petition of many public spirited persons of the Virgin Islands as he has slapped traffic officer Mr Glen ‘Super Cop’ Callwood with citation to face possible disciplinary action.

While Mr Callwood could not be reached and Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Ms Diane Drayton said such information is not at her disposal, this news site has confirmed with legal persons very close to the matter that Callwood was indeed served.

According to the source Callwood was given the citation late last week which indicates that he is subjected to disciplinary procedures by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

Callwood, who was before the Magistrate’s court on charge of alleged indecent assault, was found guilty of the offense on January 29, 2014. The Virtual Complainant (VC) was a Maintenance Supervisor with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

On February 6, 2014 Police Officer Glen Callwood had expressed that the Magistrate’s Court issued a fair decision considering all that had transpired with his reprieve. He had expressed that he was prepared to go back to do his work, something that he loved and did with a passion.

Subsequent to the Magistrate’s ‘considerate’ decision noting that the VI needs more ‘Super Cops’, CoP Morris had indicated that he could not have given any assurance that the officer would have been returned to his substantive post within the RVIPF.

This has gained much attention on a popular talk show ‘Speak your Mind’ which is hosted by Mr Julio ‘Sam’ Henry where many callers pleaded for the reinstating of Callwood as they like Dr Velon John thought that the offence was of such a nature that did not warrant his being deprived of performing the duties of a traffic officer.

Responding to calls made by residents for the reinstating of ‘Super Cop’ Mr Henry had drafted a petition which was signed by residents to be sent to the CoP Morris.

Many now see the action of CoP Morris as inconsiderate and uncalled for. One person very close to the matter stated that the Police Commissioner has put the cart before the horse as the incident had occurred between two of his officers on duty at the Road Town Police station location and as such should have been subjected to internal disciplinary procedures as opposed to the Magistrate’s Court first.

Our source has also said up to press time, the internal investigations had not reached the level of the Police Service Commission headed by Ms Josephine Callwood.

‘Super Cop’ Callwood said that the matter is in the hands of his Attorney Mr Stephen R. Daniels.

40 Responses to “‘Super Cop’ to face disciplinary action”

  • deeply concerned (19/02/2014, 08:20) Like (47) Dislike (1) Reply
    is it a good example for our youth and citizens of the BVI to find a police personal lie before the court of a violation for which he has been charged, "pleading not guilty" of violating another person, male, by thoroughly touching his private parts......and then upon being found guilty, saying it was a prank? This is outrageous and he should be made to serve some punishment for the lying and for the very violation in the first place...
  • 1 (19/02/2014, 08:23) Like (7) Dislike (67) Reply
    morris needs to go he full of crap look what he doing to our poeple
    • True (19/02/2014, 09:24) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
      what you like getting felt up? Its always Morris perhaps you wish it had been you that Supacop grabbed, do you miss that sort of thing?
      • uk officers (19/02/2014, 11:16) Like (8) Dislike (43) Reply
        We need super cop back on the streets where are our elected officials to protect locals…now this is wicked
    • Winston (19/02/2014, 10:30) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      And you need to go back to school.
    • deeply concerned again (19/02/2014, 11:37) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
      Comm. Morris is upholding the law.....and it is illegal to fondle, grope, or abuse another person in any way....for those deeds, in all parts of the civilized world, the perpetrator has to be held accountable. These acts are wrong and we all know that, even though all forms of abuse are rife here. Wrong, wrong wrong and must be dealt with by the authorities....
      • police officer (19/02/2014, 12:59) Like (0) Dislike (29) Reply
        • supid (19/02/2014, 14:30) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
          yes, we tink u "supid" . you certainly not basically educated... LMAO! supid is as supid does
    • Airrion (19/02/2014, 21:53) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Commissioner Morris is correct. He must be made to pay for what transpired. People who work as public officials should be more aware of the laws than we are. They have a position to uphold and should set examples to our youths. Now this embarrassment with Super Cop will live eternally in our minds as well as his own family and kids. Given the fact the Mr. Callwood was very active in the community and doing his job, should be taken into consideration, and i am sure he won't be doing that again. I only wish for the best outcome on this one.
  • Eh? (19/02/2014, 09:18) Like (50) Dislike (4) Reply
    Morris needs to STAY! He is doing the right thing and supa cop needs to learn from his mistakes. When you do wrong in traffic you are given a ticket. When you the officer do wrong to the citizens of this country, you must be disciplined. Good job Commissioner.
  • real world (19/02/2014, 09:26) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    cops do the crime,so they do the time too!
  • 2cents (19/02/2014, 09:35) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
    That nastiness he (S-Cop) did to the adult man should not be tolerated. I am still wondering why he was asked to shake his (victim's) hand in the magistrate court. Does a rapist get to touch his victim again in court? Thing 2 talk.
  • Really (19/02/2014, 09:44) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are consequences for your actions. I agree with Mr Morris 150%. You do for one you do for all, not because he is a virginislander. What message are we really sending out there. We really need think before talk.
  • Observer (19/02/2014, 10:06) Like (5) Dislike (30) Reply
    Bvi islanders have no voice in the country no more if a war break out we are all dead...........
    • Good Going (19/02/2014, 14:46) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      You break the law you pay the crime. Every one has rights BV Islander or not. Its you all foolish mentality that have the place like that!
  • TO; observer (19/02/2014, 11:17) Like (0) Dislike (19) Reply
    Well the elected a dam island man government so what they expect eh
    • smdh (21/02/2014, 00:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      @TO; observer: What is a "dam island man government"? Sometimes you need to think before you talk.
  • SHAME (19/02/2014, 11:33) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    That was sexual harassment in the workplace. What happen to laws to protect workers. Come on ppl what did the Dept. of Labour said or have to day about this behaviour? He needs disciplinary action and thank God there's a man like Mr. Morris to apply that.
  • stop (19/02/2014, 11:51) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    Having a voice in your country does not mean that no laws apply to you because you are a BVIslander. You all present yourselves as a lawless, foolish set of people in the eyes of the world. Stop it. Respect your leaders and the few dated laws that you do have. Most of all, respect yourselves and your country, or the country you adopted.
  • she the cat mother (19/02/2014, 12:58) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Seems like I will drive without sea belt a little while long hehehehe
    • What a ting to tell the king (19/02/2014, 17:58) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Oh please do drive without your seat belt, why protect something you obviously don't use, your brains!
      As you are the cat's mother you know what happen to pussy cats eventually they get what the duck got!!!
    • Go Ahead (19/02/2014, 22:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      There's a female cop waiting for you. Professional policing. I tell you she gives out as much tickets as supacop if not more.
  • Online Now (19/02/2014, 13:09) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    If COP Morris didn't "bother to follow" the law, we would be in a lawless state. If Mr Callwood "followed the law" he wouldn't be in trouble.
  • long look me come from (19/02/2014, 14:43) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Only because he is a local
  • long look me come from (19/02/2014, 14:43) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    Only because he is a local
    • Online Now (19/02/2014, 19:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      He sexually assaulted another man because he is a local? I doubt that!
  • Good Job Morris (19/02/2014, 14:44) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    A good friend of mine always says, " If you don't stand for Something you will fall for anything."
  • Hmph (19/02/2014, 20:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Super Cop should not be put back into uniform. However, he should be given a tow truck and a mandate to confiscate all the badly parked cars in Road Town. If it cost $250 to get your car back, then the inconsiderate blocking in of other cars would stop pretty quickly.
  • Runaway Train (20/02/2014, 04:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Am I missing something or Disciplinary action is a policy which should have been satisfied first before this matter was placed before the court? I don't know the defendant personally but something just doesn't sound right.
    • Missing Something (21/02/2014, 13:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes you are. The decision of the DPP to prosecute comes before any disciplinary action. Otherwise, you could have cops breaking the law and being 'looked after' by not being referred to the courts, instead just being disciplined internally. Simple, really.
  • Observer (20/02/2014, 10:33) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    The police force have no respect for locals they putting them under the bus and running over them its ashame where is our leaders....
  • denise (20/02/2014, 13:01) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Free super cop now
  • super citizen (20/02/2014, 15:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    he's a super idiot
  • D. Rouse (20/02/2014, 16:55) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Free sups cop
  • Citizen (21/02/2014, 13:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    These police think they have the most power when half of them doing the same thing we doing..they aint no better thats why I don't repect them...they act as though people need to be scared of them
  • Gregra (22/02/2014, 07:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go check the uk sites or google how many serving member of uk forces are still working despite a conviction in the courts. I am not saying that it should happen here I am simply pointing out that it is not a new thing and certainly looks like double jeopardy. Now where is the PSC as it relates to this matter? There are several cases before the court as it relates to the devolution of power and the constitution. Why is there not an injunction to stop all proceedings whilst these matters are yet resolved. A system was put in place to ensure fairness via PSC how can he called this fair when he appoints most of the people involved. Where are all the constructional it's, learned ones and citizenry on this. When does dictatorship ends and rights respected?
  • wise up (22/02/2014, 19:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    keep blaming morris for this and that.....its our own BVI people that is not standing up for the BV Islanders; we had malone and frazer them gone and we back in the hands of a non bv islander heading the police.....stop talking fu@$ and look at the real facts "WE" help put moris to head the police, just like the "bald-head minister" put the white man to run the jail then wanted the BVI Citzen to "blame" the Governor ....that NDP party is going to make the BV Islander suffer right here in them own country; a bunch of sell-outs !!!!! run to talk that......stop blaming the others because its US that causing the problem
  • BVIislander (24/02/2014, 00:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Supercop does a great job dealing with persons violating traffic laws but he allows his good efforts to swell his head and carelessly feels that what wrong he does will be tolorated. That one thing he did just jeopardized all his good works down the drain. Bad move, now consequences to be dealt with. sorry partner.
  • wise up (24/02/2014, 07:32) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    here we have a "good cop" that now holds a criminal record; the young was convicted in a court of law BUT becuase he from "here" we must simply look the other way....the man is a law enforcement officer and was found guilty of breaking the same laws he should be upholding..........

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