Darrin Simons, the Commissioner of Police, acted unlawfully when he dismissed police constable Marcus Uddin who was still on probation, a judge has ruled; the island’s top officer “was in breach of the duty of fairness and therefore unlawful”.
The Bermuda police stance appears to be arrogant, contemptuous of new recruits, the chief seemingly believing he had every right to dismiss, whatever the reason, because an officer was still on probation – a period that last 3 years in Bermuda.
So much for freedom, equality and dignity!
Having undergone the Recruit Foundation Course 79 Passing Out Parade, Sunday, March 17,2019, Constable 2546 Marcus Uddin was dismissed in 2021.
- A further hearing will consider Mr Uddin’s claim for damages and costs
- Should the taxpayer meets these costs or should they be paid by Mr Simons?
- Will the Governor instigate disciplinary proceedings against Mr Simmons?
03/2023 Narinder Hargun (Chief Justice) ruled Mr Uddin was unlawfully dismissed.
10/2023 civil claim hearing against the Commissioner of Police for reinstatement and compensation.
11/2023 Officer Marcus Uddin loses case for reinstatement – read more here.
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