Cayman cops involved in Montserrat police probe

| 29/02/2012

RMPF-Morris-Foster (239x300).jpg(CNS): Officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service teamed up with officers from Bermuda recently to undertake an investigation into the Montserrat police. According to media and government reports from the UK Caribbean territory, one local officer serving in the Royal Montserrat Police Service has already been charged with assault and Deputy Commissioner Paul Morris has resigned. The territory's governor now says that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is reviewing the findings of the report compiled by Cayman and Bermuda officers that also allege misconduct by local officers.

Governor Adrian Davis said yesterday that the Cayman and Bermuda police departments had been asked to assist with the investigation as part of a reciprocal arrangement among British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean. He said that at the end of the review, which is being conducted by the office of the DPP, it will be determined whether or not criminal charges or disciplinary action will be brought against other officers.

Governor Davis also said that a Foreign Office police adviser had arrived on the island to assist with the inquiry.

The investigation stems from an incident in Drummonds in December last year when two men were arrested. RMPS Sergeant Ottley Laborde was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, wounding, disorderly conduct and threatening language, in what was described by the local media as a police brutality case.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    These guys don't have a thing to worry about in court if the RCIPS was involved in charging them…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps if the RCIPS concentrated their efforts on crime in Cayman rather than elsewhere, our crime problem might improve!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is really rich….

    8 police officers suspended/disciplined/fired (forced into retirement/resignation) as a result of Operations Tempura/Cealt from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service…..

    And no names published, no offenses made in the complaints revealed, no criminal charges in any of these 8 cases but….

    The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is 'assisting' in similar charges on police officers in Montserrat…..

    With charges laid and the resignation of a deputy police commissioner.

    Causes me to wonder, what happens in Montserrat that does not happen in Cayman ?

    Oh…how silly of me to ask….

    In Montserrat, police officers are charged and dismissed for their offenses/crimes….

    In Cayman, they are officially covered up and quietly 'let go'.

    And Cayman's police are investigating Montserrat's police ???!!!!

    Talk about pot cussing kettle !


    • Anonymous says:

      Rearrange the following words to make a phrase: blind the the blind leading.

      • Anonymous says:

        OMG I haven't stopped laughing since I read this article.  LMAO LMAO LMAO we can't even solve our own problems including corruption and they have the nerve to make this a add…like they are doing something constructive?????? OMG still can't stop laughing….