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BPS defend officers behavior pulling over Blakeney after viewing bodycams

BPS defend officers behavior pulling over Blakeney after viewing bodycams

The Bermuda Police Service is aware of a social media post, accompanied by a video clip, alleging wrongdoing on the part of officers during a traffic stop on Friday 17th July.
Ex-MP and a radio boss, Glenn Blakeney has criticised police for what according to him was a 'disrespectful' traffic stop.

A former Progressive Labour Party Cabinet minister, said that he was stopped by multiple police vehicles on Friday evening while he returned from an outing with his family.

According to Blakeney one of the officer approached the car and told him that the police had received multiple reports that he was swerving across the road.

The video clip and the account of the events given in that social media post, do not depict the full details of what transpired during that traffic stop, said BPS statement.

According to BPS statement, the Mr. Blakeney has not lodged a formal complaint against the officers involved and the Bermuda Police Service has made a number of attempts to speak with him to bring resolution to the situation and BPS continue to do so.

A police spokesperson have reached Blakeney by phone, to arrange a meeting with Commissioner Stephen Corbishley but, was told Blakeney would not be available until next week to meet to discuss the situation.

The BPS has reviewed footage from the bodycams worn by the officers during the traffic stop and determined that the officers followed proper protocol during the execution of their duties whilst responding to a report of a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner.
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