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Thursday, Jul 02, 2020

BPS looking ways to interview Williams

Mr. Williams has remained in the United States where the BPS has continued to liaise, in consultation with the FBI, with his legal representative to facilitate an interview with his client.
In November 2019, a search of a property on Point Share’s Road, Fairylands in Pembroke, took place. It was subsequently reported to the media by Mr Justin Williams, that home was his.

Providing an update on that matter, Commissioner Corbishley today stated:

"Following this search and interviews with numerous person, the Serious Crime Unit (SCU) of the Bermuda Police Service, (BPS), began an investigation into matters relating to Mr. Williams’ alleged involvement in the purchase of firearms from the Royal Bermuda Regiment (in association with another male) alongside the suspected supply of drugs and inappropriate behaviour towards minors.

Since this time, Mr. Williams has remained in the United States where the BPS has continued to liaise, in consultation with the FBI, with his legal representative to facilitate an interview with his client.

Originally, Mr Williams’ lawyer insisted on a video interview for his client, which was initially rejected by the BPS given normal procedure is to undertake a recorded interview in person. However, given the current restrictions in travel due to the COVID pandemic, the BPS has since offered the opportunity to meet Mr William’s offer of video interview, but we have yet to hear from his legal team as to whether he will agree to this.

The BPS is keen to resolve this matter as soon as possible, not least as a second male is connected to the firearms matters under investigation.

The BPS will continue to press for the earliest opportunity to complete interviews, either through remote conferencing means or, when flights permit, in person in the US."

If any person has further information connected to this investigation, they are asked to contact, 247-1678, the BPS’ Vulnerable Persons Unit, where they will be dealt with professionally and sensitively.
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