Police management bound by law over convicted cops

| 13/12/2016 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS issued another short statement Monday evening in response to public concerns that three convicted cops have not been fired but placed on suspension in accordance with the police law. The three officers, all convicted of assault after the court found they used excessive force during arrests, will be receiving full pay and benefits from the public coffers angering CNS commenters and others expressing their concerns on radio phone-ins and social media.

But the RCIPS management said they were bound by legislation.

“The officers have been suspended with pay as directed by Section 95(2) of the Police Law, and a disciplinary process is taking place.  As already stated, updates will be provided with respect to this process as appropriate.

“We would also like to draw attention to the fact that court proceedings have not yet concluded, and the principles of natural justice and fair procedures, as well as the right of appeal, apply in these cases as in any other criminal matters,” the police added in the short statement.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    So change the law. Suspend them without pay after initial conviction.

    • Anonymous says:

      On ships when one did wrong such as beining late for sailing time, the captain logged you 2 or 3 days , that meant you had to still work but did not get paid, that is punishment, but the Govt. here awards one for doing wrong and gives them full pay to stay home.Crazy, Crazy. They just gave a lot of their employeee a raise that did not deserve it, they got it because they were afraid of their big mouth, or good buddies and some did not get it because they are easy going people, crazy, crazy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What we should also be asking is why does it take a 4 month adjournment before sentencing.
    This should have been done the following week if not the following day!

  3. Anonymous says:

    CNS, please allow to vote on LOL and Like at the same time, they are not mutually exclusive, but complement each other.

    CNS: I take your point, however the button plug-in has given us a fair amount of trouble recently and there are other things that we need to do. We may tackle this when we do our next upgrade. In the meantime, all comments and suggestions are appreciated.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Meantime children are begging, pardon, fundraising money for the National Trust, while CONVICTED officers are getting paid. The land of an ABSURD!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Now we know why the Jamaicans are dominating the RCIPS, they can bring their violent, non-community tactics here and even if convicted still get paid THEN demand we hire more of them! When will ALL residents and citizens demand better and stop blaming the CoP, it doesn’t matter who we put there if we don’t clean out the incompetent officers.

  6. fed up says:

    Let make over 5,000 signatures and hand over to the governor as she is responsible for the police force. Fired these guys and let them sue the government.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Not true. They are bound by fear of doing the right thing.
    Did Trump’s “victory” turn everyone into cowering liars?
    Stand up and tell the bloody truth for once, FFS!
    Screw Trump, screw Clinton and screw the press, they all have one thing in common. They lie when it suits them.

  8. Anonymous says:

    “the court proceedings have not yet concluded” the release says. Yes, they have. You cannot count a potential appeal as not being concluded. Appeals and further appeals can take years.

  9. Just Saying says:

    In the Cayman Islands “criminals’ lives matters” and “Law abiding, godfearing, hardworking peoples’ lives DO NOT Matter” get used to it. Those three have now joined the “Cayman Islands Fraternity of Corrupt Civil Servants”CIFCCS””

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, we have a name for it.

      Have fun with that one as you make good men better, you thieving hoodlums.

  10. Anonymous says:

    It seems the department’s incompetence in criminal matters is exceeded only by its absolute incapacity to understand the basic requirements of employment contracts. Convictions are an irrelevance in such matters. The distinction between the private sector and government is incredible and shows a total disregard for the public’s money. Yes, you may be bound by law, but what efforts have you made to change it?

  11. Confrontational Bigotry says:

    Paid in full for failure to commit to duty. I’m in the wrong business.

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