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Cop force ‘reasonable’ to stop man eating drugs

Cop force ‘reasonable’ to stop man eating drugs

| 27/07/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS) The Office of the Ombudsman has found that the level of force used by police officers on a man who was taken to hospital following his arrest, during which he was grabbed by the throat, was not unreasonable. The suspect filed a complaint about the force officers used during his arrest but Ombudsman Sandy […]

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Police policy irrational, UK court finds

Police policy irrational, UK court finds

| 27/07/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): A group of officers who took a legal case against the RCIPS’ mandatory retirement and re-engagement policy all the way to the UK Privy council won a re-hearing in the Grand Court on the argument that the employment of retired officers as constables regardless of their rank and circumstances before retirement is irrational. While […]

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Woman robbed by masked armed men

Woman robbed by masked armed men

| 26/07/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): A woman was robbed of an undisclosed quantity of cash after parking at an address on Palm Dale Avenue in George Town on Friday night. Police did not confirm if the house was the victim’s own home, but after she arrived at the location a small car pulled in behind her. Two masked men […]

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Man bound by masked burglars

Man bound by masked burglars

| 23/07/2021 | 52 Comments

(CNS): A man awoke around 1:15am on Friday to find three masked men in his home in Coemer Drive, George Town. The burglars bound the man’s hands and demanded personal items, the police said. But the victim struggled with the home invaders and called for help, and another resident at the house who heard the […]

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Suspect charged in Vic’s Bar mass shooting

Suspect charged in Vic’s Bar mass shooting

| 22/07/2021

(CNS) UPDATED: The 36-year-old man arrested last Friday at an address in the Lower Valley area of Bodden Town has been charged with murder, five counts of attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with the mass shooting at Vic’s Bar in George Town on 9 July. Ezekiel Carter appeared in Summary […]

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Jet ski theft suspects caught red handed

Jet ski theft suspects caught red handed

| 20/07/2021

(CNS): Two men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of stealing a personal watercraft (PWC) after the owner caught the suspects red-handed with it before they fled the scene, leaving the jet-ski behind. Police said the owner reported the theft of the PWC from a house in Rum Point on Saturday evening, but […]

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Police urged to stop being rude to public

Police urged to stop being rude to public

| 20/07/2021 | 108 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman has urged police officers to treat the public with more respect, because many of the complaints about the RCIPS it is handling are about officers who had been rude to the people they interacted with rather than because they were breaching the rules. In the office’s annual report for […]

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9 different guns used in 2021 crime spree, says CoP

9 different guns used in 2021 crime spree, says CoP

| 19/07/2021

(CNS): Nine different Illegal guns have been at the centre of the violent crime so far this year, including two high-powered automatic weapons used in the recent murders. Commissioner of Police Derek Byrne has said the majority of the guns being used in crime that police are aware of are 9mm handguns. He said they […]

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Two men arrested in Vic’s bar killing

Two men arrested in Vic’s bar killing

| 17/07/2021

(CNS): Updated Monday: Police have revealed that a 35-year-old man from George Town had already been arrested on 15 July on suspicion of murder in relation to the fatal shooting incident at Vic’s Bar on Seymour Drive on 9 July. The RCIPS released the information at the weekend after the press release on Friday revealing […]

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Man arrested after West Bay stabbing

Man arrested after West Bay stabbing

| 16/07/2021

(CNS): One man was arrested yesterday evening and another was taken to hospital to be treated for a stab wound after an altercation in West Bay between the two men turned violent. Police said they were called to an address on Powell Smith Road where two men who knew each other were involved in a […]

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Second GTC shooting victim dies

Second GTC shooting victim dies

| 16/07/2021

(CNS): Eldon Charles Walton, one of the victims in the Martin Drive shooting on 1 July, has died. Police confirmed that the 55-year-old George Town man was receiving treatment at the Cayman Islands Hospital when he passed away suddenly Friday morning. While no one has yet been charged with murder in relation to either the […]

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