BREAKING NEWS: Police officers under investigation for corruption and theft

(Northern Marianas College photo published on July 25, 2022)

The acting commissioner of public safety, along with the attorney general of the Commonwealth are investigating police officers for corruption and theft that allegedly occurred during the Torres era.

The Department of Public Safety has placed 28 officers on administrative duty for unjustified overtime hours. DPS is investigating this matter as a criminal case, according to a news release today.

“The complaints of illegal and unjustified overtime involving several police officers will be taken seriously. Pending the results of the investigation, these police officers will be held accountable for their actions. As sworn officers, we will always maintain the highest ethical standards, upholding the laws of our Commonwealth,” said Clement R. Bermudes, Acting Commission of Public Safety.

More information will be released pending the ongoing investigation, according to a DPS news release.

Kandit also has learned that three police officers have since resigned, including at least two known to be closely related affiliated with the Torres administration. One reportedly is a high-ranking member of the command staff.


  • Long ago I was friends with a local who had risen in the ranks and became an investigator for the government.

    One day I asked him why he never became corrupt. His reply, “I was never a cop.”

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