Report on suspended officer to be released

During Finance Committee discussions on the prison service on Thursday, the government’s official member responsible for the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs, George McCarthy, confirmed that an officer had been suspended in relation to irregularities at Northwood prison.

The RCIP is currently investigating the matter.

While the details of how the events unfolded have not been made public, Mr. McCarthy reassured the members of the Finance Committee that the incident is being investigated at all levels within the government and the prison service, and that a report being written now will outline the circumstances in full.

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