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May 9, 2022

Investigation Into ACP Vidal Yielded “Minor Infractions”

ACP Marco Vidal

In his comments on the ACP Marco Vidal investigation, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams revealed that there were infractions uncovered, but that they were of an administrative nature and only minor infractions. ComPol Williams reiterated the investigation into the drug plane landed did not find ACP Vidal complicit. ComPol further argued that he was not aware of the intent of the four officers charged in the landing, nor is there anything to suggest ACP Vidal had knowledge of their plans.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“As we had said before, the only thing we had uncovered in the investigation was that there were some administrative failures on his part. When you read the public service, or constitution for public service regulations which deals with the disciplining of public officers, it says that when it comes to minor infraction, the first one the officer should be written to and not takes direct disciplinary action. The infraction that was uncovered would amount to a minor infraction, not a major. The investigation related to the landing of the plane yielded nothing against Mr. Vidal. You cannot acquiesce on something you know nothing about. Acquiescence simply means that you reluctantly allow something to happen without a protest. You can’t protest against something you don’t know is happening. Myself as the commissioner of police, I don’t micromanage my officers. I can tell you, as much as my friend might think the opposite, that I allow them to do their work. When things are not going as I think it should go, I am going to reel them in and if I have to whip them I will whip them and put them back out to do their job.”

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