Obstructing murder case lands ex-cop 4 years in jail

| 18/12/2023 | 55 Comments
Courtney Levy

(CNS): Courtney Alphanso Levy (46), a former auxiliary police officer, was handed a four-year prison sentence by Justice Roger Chapple on Monday following his conviction in July for trying to help a murderer dodge justice for killing his own son. Levy was sent to jail immediately as the judge said he was not prepared to suspend the sentence given the severity of the crime. Levy was convicted of perverting the course of justice and breach of trust after he threatened a witness to keep quiet on behalf of Roger Davard Bush.

Bush was convicted of killing his son, Shaquille Bush, in November 2019 at the family yard in Daisy Lane, West Bay. When Bush was arrested, police also brought in his long-time girlfriend, Nikkieta Ebanks. She would eventually be a crucial witness in the case against Bush, but because Levy threatened her into staying quiet, the case was delayed for a significant period as she was too frightened to tell the police what she knew about the killing.

Levy, who was on duty at the detention centre when the couple were brought in, had delivered the message to Ebanks, quietly, while she was in her cell after she returned from a break outside and shortly before she was due to be interviewed, frightening her into silence.

The court had heard that after Ebanks and Bush were released and as police struggled to find the evidence they needed to convict him, Bush had met with Levy outside a liquor store, making sure Ebanks could see who it was.

At his own trial, Levy had denied knowing Bush, but a number connected to the West Bay killer was found on Levy’s phone. At the time of the conviction, Justice Chapple, who presided over the case without a jury, said he found that Levy had been “in league with Roger Bush for a dark purpose”.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Deport him as soon as he’s eligible for parole or release

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  2. Anonymous says:

    This conviction and sentencing of former auxiliary police officer, Courtney Alphanso Levy, is important in the fight against crime and corrupt supporters of hardened criminals that threaten public safety.

    When will prosecution of other persons, who work in the public sector (as well as in the public sector, occur? There are so many criminals, who operate in both the public and private sector, that are not prosecuted, even when evidence exists.

    Are there different rules for different criminals? Does equality before the law not apply to all people? Are criminal offences not investigated competently by various investigators or investigatory bodies? Different rules for different people?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    So, the goal post keeps moving. Now because this sworn officer of the law got caught threatening a witness (A Caymanian), who bravely risked her life to testify against him, and was consistent. He was given a fair trial to seek truth and give testimony to plead for his innocence and still found guilty in the court of law.

    He is still seen as a victim by members/Jamaican sympathizers of our community, and he apparently is/was under the control of a Caymanian named bush. Which apparently should exonerate him as a criminal. Even though, he freely chooses to involve himself in criminality of his own volition and did not abstain.

    It should be evident by now why the Cayman Islands has descended into this corrosive social state, and what the solutions are to remedy this before we go the way of our neighbours.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    NEED TO PUT A BAN ON Jamaicans. too many here,send home all that corrupt. even those with the small issues against the law. Put a law in place ASAP to only allow 20 % max, of Caymanian population from one Country here on work permit. example, 38,000 Caymanians, then only 7,600 can be on work permit from one Country at a time. Get work permits from other countries. MP’s/Policiations get some sense and pass this law asap before Cayman Islands are total destroyed.

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    • Anonymous says:

      No chance. Tink of all dem wotes!

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      • Anonymous says:

        Saunders Seymour and Kenny would be out of work if Jamaicans were sent back..

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      • Anonymous says:

        Not all status holders should have the right to vote. We should have voter and elections amendments and have special conditions placed on voting rights that are extended to non-Caymanians, with status. There should also be different forms of status of which not all status holders are entitled to all the rights and privileges in our Caymanian Constitution which are supposed to be unique and personal to our own national identity.

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    • Anon says:

      And should not employers have the freedom to hire who they want to work for them?

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  5. anon1 says:

    Good.. He should bunk right next to the murderer pos that he was so loyal to. 100 percent sure that gal was speaking her truth on this guy, now convicted fraud. This catch find out real quick he not livin in scammer and corruption paradise where they used to.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    …..and they say we’re xenophobic when we say Jamaicans are involved in local crime!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Remind me of the nationality of the murderer Bush who the Jamaican was working for?

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      • Anonymous says:

        This comment is so stupid – we damn well know we have our very own home grown criminals. As does every single country on this planet!! Jamaica especially knows about this – just tune into any JA news outlet and see the horrific murders on a daily, sometimes multiple times daily basis!

        BUT, we are sick and tired of taking on more and more imported criminals to add to HM Nortward’s population that we the locals have to pay to house, clothe and feed. Do you get it now? Most of us are not xenophobic at all – just sick and tired of the foolishness.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Doesn’t explain the kneejerk reaction of “deport them” every time a conviction is mentioned, irrespective of any knowledge of the nationality of the culprit. Or the more and more criminals to house and feed – again, the majority are not imported but either generational or the product of our wacky immigration laws that seem to grant status to anyone who has a child with a Caymanian. Quite agree that expats who break our laws should get the heave ho – but its a little tiresome when the immediate reaction to any crime or social offence is to assume the perpetrator is Jamaican or another expat. It just makes us look like we are denying our domestic problems and trying to blame expats for everything.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Orrrrrr, @4:47pm – hear me out. Hear me out.

            You could try reading and comprehending exactly what was written – minus your own sensitive emotions. In Layman’s terms – yes, our prison is already over full of our own home grown criminals – i.e. generational Caymanians.

            Why would we want to import & KEEP any more here to add to that? So again – I repeat: DEPORT ANYONE THAT CANNOT ABIDE BY OUR LAWS. I could care less where they come from.

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            • Anonymous says:

              Not true , they’re not generational Caymanians.
              They are the product of Jamaican baby daddy culture , Caymanian only because they were born here to some simple 15 year old, fathered and abandoned by a visiting Jamaican construction worker.

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              • Anonymous says:

                You have no knowledge of the family tree just talking to hear yourself! As the saying goes, “mouth made fi say anything when it learn fi talk!”

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      • who cares? I do! says:

        BAAN Caymanian.

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    • who cares? I do! says:

      “caymanians” don’t commit crimes,right?

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      • Anonymous says:

        You so ignorant it’s not about Caymanian or Jamaican. It’s about what’s right and what’s wrong ya John***w

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    • Sam sam says:

      now that’s a slap on the wrist .playing the most important part as a trusted cop in our country and to protect our community from criminals .but instead joining in with them .he should have gotten 6 years with a deportation order after his sentence.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooo (Yahoo commercial yodel)

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Would love to know how he got through the selection process for the police! Someone f’d up methinks.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    This and all the RCIPS failures are associated with one nation and culture…Jamaicans! Stop importing Jamaicans and it will all go away

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    • Anonymous says:

      Stop importing them all together. Toxic culture that’s ruining ng our islands.

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      • Anonymous says:

        He was, in fact, the underling to the Caymanian “boss” named Bush.

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        • Anonymous says:

          They did the crime they both do the time, what’s right is right and wrong is wrong (simplicity). You’re ignorant af if you can’t or don’t want to comprehend dat!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Alphanso how the hell you go from tipping off criminals about pending raids to joining them a their place of abode??? what a mess. just sad sad it took this long for you to get caught you punk.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    How many RCIP officers over the last 5 years have been charged and sent to prison.

    A sexual assault last year. Tampering with evidence. Illegal use of the records system. And now THREATENING A WITNESS IN A MURDER CASE!

    Governor, do you think maybe there is a problem with corruption in the force!?

    Get this sh*t sorted out.

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    • upm Distress Signal says:

      How exactly is she going sort this out when she NOT Worried about handing out political mandates to convicted political pariahs at the Governor’s House the irony now is he wants to move her out. that,s funny $#@! though.

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    • Anonymous says:

      charged with possession/importation of firearms, drug possession, misconduct in public office…but the real scandal is how few ever make it to court for trial or even lose their jobs. if the true numbers were out there the public would be horrified.

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  12. Sucks Free Cayman says:

    Anon 922am your advice should be Try robbing a cashless bank next time . You can get way with that easy . Sounds like you need to join him at his new address so both of you can bless each other.Your comment also reveals you are like minded in your endeavours please feel free to leave our shores Star! Too many here just like you is why this place is in the terrible situation now!

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  13. Anonymous says:

    Rest easy Courtney. You were caught up in nothing of your own making. Don’t let the time do you. Bless up.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    “If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell”
    ― Carl Sandburg

    Failing that, if you’re in Cayman ask for a trial by jury.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Apologies. This was intended to be posted under the Scotia Bank robbery story. And if you can read, this guy was tried by judge alone.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Utter POS. He’s lucky is only 4.

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  16. Anonymous says:

    Deportation order?

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  17. Anonymous says:

    What is his immigration status? If he has been granted status – we the people would like that to be revoked immediately and he be deported upon completing his sentence. And nope, don’t care if he has kids here. No more immigration system abusers are welcomed here. No matter where they originate from. PERIOD.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    If it wasn’t for us having to foot the bill, that sentence should be quadrupled, and followed by instant deportation. Until the RCIPS filters out all the rest of this scum, they will never be trusted by the community again.

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    • Anonymous says:

      That might be relatively straightforward if they actually vetted candidates properly before they accepted them. Strangely though CIG are very much against any strict form of vetting..wonder why that…

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    • Anonymous says:

      Jamaican policing at its best.

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      • Anonymous says:

        He was not a police in Jamaica. There is definitely an issue with taking guys off the streets and turning them into police men/women.

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        • Munroe says:

          Interestingly enough this guy was a security Guard many years ago before joining the police force. I know him personally. I am so disappointed. He was given an opportunity to live here and let down the community and his family.

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          • Anonymous says:

            There’s one gated community here that won’t hire Jamaican guards…it turns out they tell their friends who is off island, and which homes are empty… then arrange access in return for a piece of the action.
            Philipinos should replace every Jamaican here for the sake of Cayman’s future.

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      • Elvis says:

        Plastic police imported from a corrupt place = guess what?

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Deportation order!!!! If he has status revoke it!!!!

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    • Anonymous says:

      But they would require us to enforce our laws – especially laws to protect Cayman and Caymanians. We don’t do that!

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