Police officer is under investigation for threat

PHILIPSBURG–A police officer is currently under investigation by the National Detectives Agency (Landsrecherche) for threatening a person last weekend

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The Daily Herald understands that the officer made a death threat towards a man with who he had a heated argument while off-duty. This newspaper contacted police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson, who said that indeed an incident had taken place and the officer is being investigated.

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An official complaint against the officer was filed with the police earlier this week. However, police management has not suspended the officer while the investigation is taking place.

Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Norman Serphos told this newspaper in an invited comment, “The National Detectives will be handling the case; a case of possible threat. He has not been arrested. I cannot say anything about suspension because that is something the Police Chief decides. That is not the Prosecutor’s Office’s decision.”

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/66286-police-officer-is-under-investigation-for-threat

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