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Police officer under investigation for threat

24 May 2017

PHILIPSBURG–A police officer is currently under investigation by the National Detective Agency (Landsrecherche) for threatening a person last weekend. The Daily Herald understands that the officer made a death threat towards a man who he had a heated argument with while being off-duty. This newspaper contacted Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson, who said that indeed an incident did take place and that the officer is being investigated. An official complaint was filed with the Police against the officer earlier this week.

Police management however has not suspended the officer while the investigation is taking place.

Prosecution Spokesman Norman Serphos told this newspaper in an invited comment that, “The National Detectives will be handling the case; a case of possible threat. He has not been arrested. I cannot say anything about suspension because that is something the Police Chief decides. That is not the Prosecutor’s Office’s decision,” stated Serphos.

Source: The Daily Herald, St. Maarten

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