Tag: RCIPS

Bill forces CoP to fire convicted officers

Bill forces CoP to fire convicted officers

| 20/02/2017 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Among the massive amount of new bills and amendments that legislators will be debating when they return to parliament this week for the final meeting of this administration, MLAs will be debating a change to the Police Law (2014 Revision) that requires the police commissioner to fire offic [...]

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Shootings gang related, say investigators

Shootings gang related, say investigators

| 28/12/2016 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Officers investigating the shootings over the Christmas weekend in which two men were seriously wounded said they believed the violence was gang related. Both victims were shot outside licensed premises on Monday. The first was in the early hours of the Christmas holiday morning outside a [...]

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Convicted cops stay on payroll

Convicted cops stay on payroll

| 12/12/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Three police officers convicted of assaulting suspects during the process of arrests have not been fired. The RCIPS released a statement on Saturday confirming that the officers have been suspended “from any and all police duties, but will continue to receive their police salary”. Card [...]

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Cop assaulted suspect in back of car

Cop assaulted suspect in back of car

| 06/12/2016 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A police officer has been convicted of assault ABH and common assault after he beat a suspect arrested in a traffic stop with his truncheon in the back of police patrol car and treated him aggressively at the police station. Michael ‘Bobby’ Peart is the third officer in a week to be c [...]

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Police chief to make case for more cash

Police chief to make case for more cash

| 30/11/2016 | 83 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is under-resourced, the new police commissioner has said after three weeks on the job, and he plans to make his case to government for more cash for local policing. Meeting the press Wednesday for the first time since he arrived in Cayman earlier this month, Derek Byrne told rep [...]

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Police save man from rough seas off BT beach

Police save man from rough seas off BT beach

| 29/11/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The police saved a man from drowning on Friday evening after he was pulled from the rough sea at around 8pm near the Bodden Town Cemetery. The 911 Communications Centre received a report that a man was seen in distress in the sea and within minutes a marine officer responded from Coewood B [...]

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Cops commended for saving lives

Cops commended for saving lives

| 28/10/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Five uniform support officers, two detectives and a police constable were all commended this week for professionalism and bravery while performing lifesaving efforts in the line of duty. While the police are often the subject of criticism in the community, these eight members of the RCIP [...]

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Cops retirement discrimination case opens

Cops retirement discrimination case opens

| 26/10/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): A class action brought by around a dozen police and former police officers who say the Royal Cayman Islands Police Association discriminated against them due to both age and nationality opened in Grand Court Tuesday before Justice Robin McMillan. Arguing on behalf of the police officers i [...]

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Police failure blamed for child sex abuse acquittals

Police failure blamed for child sex abuse acquittals

| 15/09/2016 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Two local men accused of consistently sexually abusing a child in the family home have been acquitted after the judge pointed to the “gross incompetence” of the police investigation that undermined the evidence and prejudiced the defendants so much that he had no choice but to find the [...]

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Careers in balance for cops charged with assault

Careers in balance for cops charged with assault

| 09/09/2016

(CNS): Two police officers charged with assault, as the crown claims they used excessive force when they tasered a suspect twice during an arrest, must wait more than six weeks for the magistrate’s verdict as their RCIPS careers hang in the balance. Cardiff Robinson (31) and Austin Etienne (45 [...]

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Uniform branches push careers at popular job fair

Uniform branches push careers at popular job fair

| 07/09/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Over 300 Caymanians interested in working with some of the public sector’s uniform branches turned up to see what was on offer at a recruitment fair for the police, fire and prison services last month. While the Cayman Islands Fire Service, which is currently looking for 15 new officers [...]

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