Responding to attacks made against him, Police Commissioner threatened to take legal action after a defamatory WhatsApp message was widely circulated on the local social media circuit.
Reports reaching Bermuda Real the post may have been put together by fellow officers, which the Commissioner believes “given its style of language and content” that it “has come from a small minority of officers…who are aggrieved to being rightly addressed for their standards of unprofessional behavior”.
In a statement released shortly after midnight Mr Corbishley said he “was made aware” of the post.
“On a professional front, I am offended by its content. On a personal level, I am deeply upset by some of the suggestions contained within, not least as they are wholly untrue.
“I have this evening referred this matter to my lawyer to legally deal with any attempts to publish its content, which includes sharing it on social media, ie, publishing, or indeed any person identified as the author(s),” he said.
“I do not feel any necessity to defend any of the subjects contained within this ‘post’ as the true facts speak for themselves.
“However, I am of the conclusion that this communication, given its style of language and content, has come from a small minority of officers within the BPS who are aggrieved to being rightly addressed for their standards of unprofessional behaviour.
“Despite these comments, I will continue our work in regards to standards of professional behaviour without fear of favour and renewed vigour.”