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Tag: RCIPS

Ombudsman laws steered through LA

Ombudsman laws steered through LA

| 03/04/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The controversial decision by the government to merge the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Office of the Complaints Commissioner, with the additional responsibility of police complaints, was solidified in the final sitting of the Legislative Assembly with the passage of two key [...]

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Three arrested in drug raid

Three arrested in drug raid

| 24/03/2017
(CNS): Police arrested three people during a targeted, pre-planned operation in George Town Friday. The RCIPS said the raid happened at around 10:00 this morning in the School Road area of the capital. The men were all arrested on suspicion of drug related offences. “The arrests were made with [...]

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Two men charged over violent bar robbery

Two men charged over violent bar robbery

| 24/03/2017
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: Police have now charged two men in connection with a violent robbery outside a West Bay nightclub earlier this month in which a man was stabbed. The pair were due to appear in court Monday facing a catalogue of charges. The first suspect, a 21-year-old man from West Bay, was [...]

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Taser cops back on active duty

Taser cops back on active duty

| 10/03/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Two police constables who were on desk duty until their trial and then suspended after they were found guilty of using excessive force during an arrest and tasering a suspect twice have been placed back on active duty, officials from the RCIPS confirmed Friday. Although Austin Etienne and Car [...]

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Skills gap remains a challenge for RCIPS

Skills gap remains a challenge for RCIPS

| 27/02/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has become the latest leader of the RCIPS to point to the “skills gap” among officers working for the service. For more than a decade, almost every commissioner that has come from overseas has highlighted competency issues and the need to “professionalise [...]

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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 officers [...]

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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 Sev [...]

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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”. Cardiff [...]

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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 convi [...]

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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 reporte [...]

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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 Beac [...]

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