A one-sentence paragraph was released by the spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service (BPS), in response to questions put forward by Trevor Lindsay of TNN regarding a court appearance made by an officer charged with two counts of assault.
Police Media Relations Manager Gary Moreno confirmed that “a serving constable, Sean Kelly attended Bermuda Magistrates’ Court on August 4th, 2020 and was formally charged and pleaded not guilty to two counts of common assault and allegations of intimidation, wilful damage and threatening behaviour”.
He was responding to the TNN report that said the officer in question, “filed a complaint against Superintendent Gill Murray, the officer in charge of professional standards at the BPS after she allegedly struck him as she reportedly tried to snatch a phone away from him, following a meeting between the two at her office”.
The report further stated that TNN had made inquires on July 5th, via Gary Moreno regarding the assault charges made against the English consultant.
According to the report, TNN was told that this consultant “was brought in to investigate complaints against police officers”.
“You may remember that TNN reported exclusively claims that Superintendent Murray had been accused of assault by another officer,” the report added.
At that point in time, TNN had “reached out to Mr Moreno – a former journalist – for a comment. As stated at the top of this report – the one paragraph statement released was his response.
At the end of the day REMEMBER where YOU heard and/or READ IT FIRST! Keep in MIND It Didn’t Come From YOUR So-Called MAINSTREAM MEDIA in BERMUDA!