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UPDATE: RVIPF officer accused of colluding with murder suspect

- Lenroy Samuel charged with Breach of Trust
Dominican native, and long-serving member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Sergeant Lenroy Samuel has been accused of breaching the RVIPF’s trust by making a phone call that later allegedly led to the removal of a cellular phone belonging to a murder suspect in the shooting death of Mr Everton McMaster Jr in Baughers Bay. Photo: Facebook
Magistrate Khadeen Palmer has agreed to grant Mr Lenroy Samuel, a police sergeant facing charges of Breach of Trust, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, bail in the amount of $70,000 with a $10,000 cash component. Photo: VINO
Magistrate Khadeen Palmer has agreed to grant Mr Lenroy Samuel, a police sergeant facing charges of Breach of Trust, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, bail in the amount of $70,000 with a $10,000 cash component. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dominican native, and long-serving member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Sergeant Lenroy Samuel has been accused of breaching the RVIPF’s trust by making a phone call that later allegedly led to the removal of a cellular phone belonging to a murder suspect in the shooting death of Mr Everton McMaster Jr in Baughers Bay.

Allegations are that on November 26, 2020, the defendant in this case, Mr Samuel, visited Mr Cordel O’Neal while he was in custody at the Road Town Police station and they had a conversation, which was captured by the CCTV footage.

Evidence not confiscated

Mr O’Neal’s residence had been searched in his presence on the previous day but the cellular phone which was inside a bag was not confiscated.

It is alleged that the defendant who was off duty at the time was overheard on the CCTV cameras as he and Cordel conversed.

Cordel reportedly shared a telephone number with the officer and he later left the station and while outside, made a telephone call to Zubida O’Neal, the sister of the man in custody.

Call data records showed that a series of calls were then made to Zubida’s brothers.

Cellphone removed

One of the brothers went to Cordel’s home in Freshwater Pond, West End, Tortola, while the police officers were on their way to search for the cellular phone.

CCTV from Cordel’s home showed his brother retrieving some items from the house. The phone was never found when the officers conducted the search.

At first, the defendant denied knowing the O’Neals in this case or making a call to Zubida, but when he was presented with the evidence, of the CCTV and the phone records, he had a change of heart, stating that he called the young lady to inform her that her brother, Cordel, was in police custody.

Ammo found in home raid

Almost a year later, on November 4, 2021, the RVIPF raided the defendant’s apartment in Virgin Gorda.

The search was done in the presence of his wife and child while he was being held in police custody on Tortola.

The search yielded 11 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition hidden inside a Timberland boot in the bedroom closet.

The defendant’s wife denied knowledge of the ammunition, and when called, the defendant also confirmed that his wife was clueless about the ammunition.

The policeman was interviewed on both offences and later charged.

See previous article published November 9, 2021

Police officer allegedly found with ammo slapped with $70K bail

Magistrate Khadeen Palmer has agreed to grant Mr Lenroy Samuel, a police sergeant facing charges of Breach of Trust, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, bail in the amount of $70,000 with a $10,000 cash component.

During his arraignment hearing held today, November 8, 2021, the Crown argued fiercely for his bail to be denied, stating that the charges against him were serious and he could spent many years behind bars if convicted.

On the other hand, defence attorney Mr Stephen R. Daniels countered that Samuel was a suitable candidate for bail with conditions attached.

Bail conditions

He was then offered bail with several conditions, including that he surrenders all travel documents to the police, report to the Virgin Gorda Police Station three times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 6:00 am and 12:00 pm, refrain from interfering with the investigation and have no contact with Mr Cordel O’Neal and his family whether directly or indirectly.

Mr Samuel is from Dominica, is 41 years old with four children, including an 11-month-old baby, with his wife.

He resides on Virgin Gorda and has been a member of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force for the last 15 years, and has no prior convictions.

49 Responses to “UPDATE: RVIPF officer accused of colluding with murder suspect”

  • Jane (08/11/2021, 13:06) Like (71) Dislike (18) Reply
    This is ridiculous, this police officer should not have been granted bail.
  • Welsa (08/11/2021, 13:47) Like (79) Dislike (10) Reply
    Them poor children for I.O always in something. All 3 are terrible.
    • @welsa. (08/11/2021, 21:27) Like (42) Dislike (26) Reply
      You should not speak on people's children. Especially if you have children yourself. Think it but dont say it.
      • @@welsa (09/11/2021, 08:35) Like (59) Dislike (2) Reply
        I said what I said. It is the truth and they are all SICKENING. Too many of you are afraid of the truth. That is why the world is the way it is today. Chuh!
      • John doe (09/11/2021, 10:20) Like (46) Dislike (1) Reply
        That's true my dear but every minute the trio name in the news and what comes out of it? Not a thing other than ppl losing them life or others going jail
      • Sigh.. what an a.. (09/11/2021, 10:28) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
        Stupid logic.. Then you don’t speak on anyone then?.. Everyone is someone’s child right?… gt£o# with that nonsense.
    • The Fuzz (09/11/2021, 09:42) Like (58) Dislike (0) Reply

      Money could buy people, even officers. Thats why people don't come tell them nothing because they will tip off the killer and they will come for you.
      Set of spoil rich children whit their mother, money and last name protecting them. Don't forget political influence.


      • police (10/11/2021, 18:44) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        owch this one hits home for us good officers trying our best but yet getting knocked about and looked down on in some cases.
  • Please... (08/11/2021, 13:57) Like (24) Dislike (53) Reply
    @Jane...why should he not be granted bail? Did he KILL someone? Persons who have committed more serious offences have been granted bail, so why not him? Because he name police...he is a human being first, always remember that. Every single one of US are sinful, so don't pretend like police are super beings and can't commit offences....because (drum roll) they do. Thank You Mag. Palmer
    • Lucy (08/11/2021, 16:31) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
      and some committed less and was not granted bail.
    • @ please.... (08/11/2021, 23:15) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      You have the perfect name PLEASE!!!...& you need prayer in the NAME of the most high... you sound like you a cop... & of couse yes his a human being THEEEE!!! but when you takes on a job on as a cop it aint have sh** to say buh his human you wanted him to kill someone...hope dem shells aint have no bodys pun em..
  • Hmm (08/11/2021, 14:43) Like (19) Dislike (24) Reply
    What does Cordell O'Neal have to do with the case though? This is the first time his name is coming up?
  • Seriously (08/11/2021, 15:38) Like (14) Dislike (27) Reply
    This was a Set up!!! All of ah sudden hiden stories are been released after the fact he was arrested. TELL THE TRUTH OF HIS ARREST & DONE. Nobody in this WORLD we call LIFE is FAITHFUL. HE IS NOT THE FIRST & CERTAINLY WON'T BE THE LAST. The Government themselves needs to be locked up if you ask me. So many criminal activities going on and went on and UK now come to investigate them... THEM WANT THE PUBLIC TO HAVE MERCY ON THEM. They should a inform the people as they say they always keep their people informed. Sergeant Samuel Keep yoiur head up. GOD IS LOVE.
  • Remember (08/11/2021, 16:07) Like (16) Dislike (17) Reply
    Remember when C***y said her fingers where trigger happy? It’s a reason she said that!! Stop her vehicle randomly and when it’s found give her the maximum
  • resident (08/11/2021, 16:40) Like (25) Dislike (10) Reply
    another dirty cop
  • Fly on the Wall (08/11/2021, 16:52) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Time longer than twine….if you didn’t know now you know. The thing is people like to pelt information up and down. As the old people dem say “learn to wuk with you mouth shut!”
  • YES SIR (08/11/2021, 17:09) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Don't worry Dominica Dominican we from an is d other one up d gut out on bail so what good for d goose is also good for d gander seen
  • Sam (08/11/2021, 19:04) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    where is the public outcry and protest, here we have someone who swore to uphold the laws of this territory is actively involved with criminal conduct as matter of fact not a constable of police but a sergeant of police a leadership position in RVIPF

    few days ago another sergeant of police involved in criminal conduct dope pushing & not one of our political leaders have nothing to say when at house of assembly not such gross misconduct

    no wonder criminals running free in our country because some of those that swore to uphold law and order are a set of criminals themselves

  • ... (08/11/2021, 22:49) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
  • VG (08/11/2021, 22:57) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I so rejoice this day for its been 7 years waiting, I truly understand what them people was talking about now keep telling me 7 this and seven that
  • vi (08/11/2021, 22:58) Like (23) Dislike (19) Reply
    We really need to screen these down island people when they come here looking work especially in the Law enforcement areas. We can no.longer accept them base on what they lie and put on paper. Some of them are just down right BAD and it don't take them long to show them true colors. The things people will do for money is crazy.
    • @vi (09/11/2021, 06:46) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      where is the commissioner of inquiry into to this miss conduct within the police department, is it because the leadership of police hails from london

      border security is a mess and because the past 15 years the heads of police came from london non of we protesting

      it is somewhat shameful why as a developing people we are allowing a double standard: we are very quick to rap our hand around the throat of our fellow citizens(the house nigger mentality runs deep in our city)

    • ... (09/11/2021, 13:46) Like (9) Dislike (8) Reply
      umm screen Island people? he only pass info (should be punished? heck yeah!) , where the murderer from? yall look at the slightest thing to attack people from other islands sah!
    • Green Cup (12/11/2021, 11:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds..
  • Pure BULL (09/11/2021, 07:28) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    My partner from VG up balo doing 3 years on these same bogus charges. Matter of fact he got arrested for gun possession while he was in jail and the police his house keys.

    This police should have gone jail!!!!!!
  • Hmmmm (09/11/2021, 07:46) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply

    Was wondering why the search was conducted. Thanks for that info, it a boils don to ET murder. Dirty cops all over and it was said that West Bank was the reason for the death. Well it’s all sums it up now innocent until proven guilty. I hope they find some sort of evidence eventually

  • VJ (09/11/2021, 08:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Help yuh self dude
  • wow (09/11/2021, 09:40) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Aiding and abetting is a criminal offense.
  • @ please again... (09/11/2021, 10:49) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Say sum have more to come hope you aint part of da!!!
  • Have Mercy (09/11/2021, 12:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did this guy used to be an EMT. He looks familiar.
  • Cordell (09/11/2021, 13:22) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    He obviously want to be in prison with his boss “WSI manager” so let him go.
  • Pt stallon (09/11/2021, 13:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job from the uk ..if it’s all up to the bvi some of these crimes could not be in process to solve..because from the get go am saying that cops involved in all these crimes why they can’t be solved.but that you for the uk for rutting out all these things.
  • Masa Pasa (09/11/2021, 20:53) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    Cordell a punk. Yea I said it. Real punk. Real men who do business dont kee cop friend. Wa dem say in gun man tune….informer dem keep nuff police friends. Lemme see he anywhere.
  • hm (09/11/2021, 21:37) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    If the cops were local this would never happen they wouldn’t be able to drop a pin without someone spotting them out as a bad apple. I personally don’t like these militarized shady outside police some are way too predatory and self important as if being a police means their better than others.

    Not to mention the amount of firepower they bring to civil disturbances is totally uncalled for. I have a question for them how many assault rifles does it take to apprehend a annoying drunkard?

    I can’t imagine what those cops would do back in the day if they got a call about yellow flashing her tits in town to get some breeze. Probably come in with ten machine guns and a rpg.
    • @HM (10/11/2021, 07:08) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      If the copies were local it would never happen? Please. It happening. Local cops and customs officer involved in the drug trade and other crimes
      Too. Waiting for COP Collins to weed and clean out the bad eggs from the top go down.
      Who doing customs?
  • Curious (09/11/2021, 21:38) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Do the police have hidden cameras in or around people’s homes now?
    • lol (10/11/2021, 18:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      no the criminals have their own cam systems that works against them
  • WSI NEED STAY JAIL (10/11/2021, 22:30) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply

    N***** is the reason for a lot of these murders extradite him out our waters and take his W*I team with him. Co****l is a clown

  • bye (10/11/2021, 23:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is if they do a COI on custom n immigration. Hmmmm but tall not ready for that topic yet.

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