Anguilla police boss replaces Baines in BVI probe

| 08/06/2016 | 4 Comments
Cayman News Service

David Baines, former commissioner of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service

(CNS): The former Cayman Islands commissioner of police, who had been heading up a 19-month police corruption enquiry in the British Virgin Islands, has been replaced by the police commissioner from Anguilla, Paul Morrison. In a statement to the local media, the BVI police said Morrison would take over from David Baines following his retirement as the CoP here. Baines had been at the helm of Operation Lucan, which began in November 2014, since February 2015.

Shortly after he took over, one officer who had been suspended as a result of the investigation returned to the beat but three other police officers have now been charged over allegations that they stole drugs and money seized from dealers.

Former BVI police commissioner David Morris stepped aside from his job after the investigation into alleged police corruption began, which, he said at the time, was “to allow for a completely independent inquiry”.

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  1. Shhhhhhhhhh. says:

    Maybe COP Morrison should apply for Baines soiled seat? LOL.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The BVI fired Baines as well? I wonder how much the Governor there is paying him in “severance pay”?

    The irony of it all………. Baines was asked to go to the BVI to investigate the police officers for stealing and selling drug evidence before it was placed in the evidence storeroom……… while at the same time he was being fired (as evidenced by the severance pay) and run off the Cayman Islands because he could not investigate or solve the involvement of police officers in stealing drugs (and motorbikes) from an evidence shipping container in his (RCIPS) own back yard!

    How ironic that the Governor 9and of course Legge at the Compass) still has FULL faith and confidence in this incompetent buffoon even when everyone else around her and abroad has made up their minds and moved on.

    Baines who?

  3. Anonymous says:

    In other news from Anguilla…wait, there is no other news in Anguilla. Hardly any people either.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The BVI should count their blessings!!

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