ICO analyst admits headbutting cop car

| 30/08/2017 | 79 Comments
Cayman News Service

Cory Martinson

(CNS): Cory Martinson, a senior appeals and policy analyst at the Information Commissioner’s Office, has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and causing damage to a police car after a drunken night last December at the Seven Mile Public Beach. The government official was said to have cursed at police and headbutted the vehicle after he was arrested, causing around $580 worth of damage. 

Martinson was bailed to return to court in October to deal with two further outstanding charges of disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer.

The Canadian national has not been placed on required leave since he was charged but he was demoted from his position as acting deputy commissioner when Acting Commissioner Jan Liebaers learned of Martinson’s charges, the ICO has confirmed.

However, Liebaers said he was not making any further comment until the court cases were all resolved and the sentencing for the conviction dealt with.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Anyone who works in a Government environment should be held responsible for a being role models and be expect to behave appropriately under all circumstances. When and if you do not, you are fired. Simple. This nonsense about the inability to fire government employees and the even more ridiculous idea of paid leave is putting this Island in debt and there is an entire community of outstanding, worthy other Caymanians who deserve a crack at the job. And if the person is expat – send their unworthy butts home.




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  2. Anonymous says:

    Very interesting comments:. Anyway I have no self -pity as only in Cayman this crap can happen and injustice served. This man should have been on required leave. Wasn’t Kenneth Bryan dismissed for a similiar incident? Look around and see how many Govt employees on required leave. What ‘s good for the goose is good for the gander. Furthermore if allegations are true this man should have been properly vetted. The ICO is a sensitive dept and employees should walk a chalk line. Was a Caymanian been understudy for his job?




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  3. Anonymous says:

    This is the reason why Canadians are referred to as “white Jamaicans” by caymanians.




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    • Anonymous says:

      And the US thinks you are all trash.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Lol. Some of you people need to get yourselves out of your mental ghettos and see what Canada is truly like – as in far superior to the US, England, and South Africa. Australia, the prison dump for mother England, does have its charms and is therefore second best to Canada.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Every nation has their own issues stop being stereotype. So what you think Caymanians are the most behaved nation in the world. As a paper one I can say without any reservation the best Caymanians are the the indigenous ones. If that be the case we would be crime free . Just look on our Police Force which is dominated be Ex-pats. Do a survey of the prisoners in Northward and see how much are Caymanians. Well one good thing I can say Caymanians very rarely seek another country as a haven, or commit crimes in othert countries they usually stay and face their demons. So whether it be a Canadian , Caymanian , Jamaican or any other nationality no one is perfect we all have flaws.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Canadians are right there next to Jamaicans as the most disliked expats by caymanians




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Well surely you can’t expect us to keep expats on paid leave too? Send him home!




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  6. Anonymous says:

    This man sounds like a real tool. As a Canadian, I am embarrassed by his actions, and will be the first to suggest that he deserves to be shipped back to Canada immediately. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Seems like he needs to learn how to behave.




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  7. Stay-at-Home says:

    Just get a job with the government, Anon.




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  8. Leroy B. Whorms Sr says:

    A drunken man in cuffs have a great excuse for falling and butting his head on the Police Car.




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  9. Anonymous says:

    ooh wow….maybe you need give him a new job? ” ancient astronaut theorist!?😊




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  10. Bertie : B says:

    As a Canadian citizen who loves and respects Cayman , I say send him back to where he came from , its coming into winter in Canada now , you need some cooling down my friend ,try that shit in Canada ! see what happens to your petty temper .




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  11. Anon E Mus says:

    Im caymanian… how can i get on required leave for years 😀 bahahahaha




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  12. Anonymous says:

    Ok, so he got drunk, made a tit of himself, got arrested, has faced up to the charges and pled guilty, move on. It’s not exactly the crime of the century. I’d rather he was at work doing his job than on leave getting paid to sit around on my dollar.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I’d rather the job went to a more professional person who doesn’t drink and drive and headbutt police cars, not to mention, resisting arrest.




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      • Anonymous says:

        No man, he fits right in Looks like he’s sufficiently culturally atoned to boot. He just hasn’t had time to aclimatiate to our rum. Send him to the Brac for training.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Where does it say he was drinking and driving?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Excellent comment.

      Everyone makes a mistake in their life. The Bible lets us forgive and move on, not unjustly punish the man for his petty crime.




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    • anonymous says:

      Your swaggering nonchalance staggers me. Are you suggesting that a senior public servant’s headbutting of (for crying out loud) a police car whilst plastered in public is a minor issue and nothing for regular folks to take issue over? Are you nuts? What planet are you living on, sportsfan? You need some kind of reality check asap, pal.(Either that or you’re having a laugh!)




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    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe if this was the only incident! There are others including one overseas so your theory is flawed! Every year for the past 3 years he has been arrested and charged with different things. Check the Marl Road for the story. Send him home!




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      • Anonymous says:

        Yes it’s true he has being involved in other incidents in Canada while working for its government as well . Same team thought alcohol abuse, abuse of a RCMP, public misconduct, charge with brake and entry, spousal abuse etc…. but the men sems to be able to fool all government oficial to continue at it regardless of where he goes




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  13. Anonymous says:

    As an alternative comment: perhaps the guys was having a bad night and has a problem with alcohol that needs to be addressed with proper counseling. Seems people are a little quick to judge here on what might have been a 1 off poor judgement due to a drinking problem, he did not hurt anyone but himself and perhaps its a wake up call for him to get the needed treatment and return to become a contributing member of society.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You obviously don’t know him or had an encounter with him.




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    • anonymous says:

      I ‘ain’t no brain surgeon/psychiatrist, but I’d have thought the impact of his head on that police vehicle should have served as all the wake up call he needed, surely? And who will be paying to hammer out that dent? Yes – us!




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  14. Richard says:

    Cory if you haven’t already spoken to Bill, now would be a good time…




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  15. Anonymous says:

    What with this guy and Syed I’m starting to see why I can’t get a senior position with government….way too sane and honest.




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  16. Anonymous says:

    Another great hire by government.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Can his ass and send him back to where he came. If this had been a Caymanian then he would have been facing jail time. Just because he is some foreigner than he gets special treatment? That is so wrong.




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  17. anonymous says:

    Always suspected the sheet metal in our cars was becoming thinner, now the proof as there is no mention of his suffering a head injury, thank goodness. I can only pray this gentleman got some sense knocked into him at least!




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  18. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like a real stable guy…




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  19. Anonymous says:

    What a twat. He should be so embarrassed and feel really stupid.




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    • anonymous says:

      Sadly he won’t because he is as you describe. The geezer needs help. Never heard of anyone headbutting a car, let alone a police car. Wonder if he’d try it on a tank, that’s what I’ve been mulling over ……… oh, well, life goes on!




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  20. Anonymous says:

    Bringing us backward natives civility – one police car head-butt at a time.

    Probably even begged the judge for a discounted fine.
    (Inside joke.)




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  21. Anonymous says:

    Unruly uncouth unwanted…time to go.




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    • Anonymous says:

      But Alden thinks he should get PR




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    • Anonymous says:

      He quickly found a caymanian and got remarried so he ain’t going nowhere




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      • Anonymous says:

        Why? Is the Caymanian the Chief Immigration Officer? Do they have some magic power to permit foreign nationals of apparently proven bad character to remain here?




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        • Anonymous says:

          She has status and from Jamaica – get the facts straight.




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          • Anonymous says:

            So? Just because you are married to a Caymanian does not give you a right to be or stay here. There is a process by which you are supposed to be vetted. Part of that requires you to prove good character. I therefore ask again, on what basis is this foreign national living and working in Cayman? Have Immigration looked into it? Have they considered the options? Has the person been warned not to allow any repetition or their immigration status may be in jeopardy?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Therein lies the problem. Caymanians desperately looking for something, in all the wrong places.




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  22. Rollin 60s says:

    Unfairness is too real.

    We must do something soon…streets is watching!




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  23. Anonymous says:

    This guy is a piece of work. I remember being at an event a couple of years ago and was quite embarrassed by the way he spoke to me and my friend. He was so rude and got increasingly more aggressive as he drank.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Lots of that description – then taking their rage to the streets – involving us all in their serious problems.




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  24. Anonymous says:

    You mean to tell me there are no professional and qualified Caymanians for this position? What complete rubbish this Cayman Government is.




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  25. Anonymous says:

    So wait…. how come everybody else has to go on required leave or be suspended?!?! Do you know the the public service management law requires that an employee be placed on suspension after said employee has been charged with a crime!!!!! And that suspension is to take place at half pay. So Mr. Deputy Governor, where is the disciplinary action against Mr. Liebars for refusing to follow the law. I also don’t believe that the law allows for demotion in this situation but I will have to research that one. What’s good for the black Ching Ching is good for the white crow!! Pure hypocrisy.




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  26. Observer says:

    I believe this guy needs to be fired very simple. Had it been a Caymanian he was gone instantly




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