The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has confirmed that an officer has been suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
Few details were released late Saturday night but Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said: “Police officers are expected to uphold the highest standards of professional behaviour on and off duty.
“Several officer brought the matter subject to investigation, to the attention of the BPS, Professional Standards Department.
“That reflects the commitment to address acts of misconduct by the service at all levels.”
The statement was released in response to a TNN report that said: “A white female police officer posted what is being condemned as a concerning and derogatory comment on social media, mocking the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The post which was seen by TNN, but which we have decided not publish bears an image of stick figures being run over by a motorcar and accompanied by the words, ‘all lives splatter’.
“The comment has angered many within the community, including the officer’s colleagues at the Bermuda Police Service.”
The post also triggered a host of comments on social media this weekend, with several bloggers calling for this officer to be exposed and reprimanded for her actions.