Rudy Dixon’s PI confirmed

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Rudolph Dixon returned to Summary Court on Tuesday, when his attorney advised that the Preliminary Inquiry into charges against him will be short form.

That means no witnesses will give evidence at this stage; instead, their written statements will be handed in.

The date for the PI was already set for 24 September, but Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale had also set aside the 25th in case more time would be needed.

If the PI takes place as scheduled, the matter will go before the Grand Court on Wednesday, 1 October, which is the opening of the new session.

Charges against Mr. Dixon relate to incidents in 2003 and 2004.

He is accused of falsely representing to the chief inspector of the Cayman Brac Police Station that it was the policy of police not to prosecute persons for illegal gambling. The charge continues: without reasonable excuse or justification, he instructed an officer in Cayman Brac to release two men from lawful custody after they had been arrested, and instructed that a quantity of cash and gambling registers that officers had seized from them be returned.

The second incident allegedly occurred in Grand Cayman: that he without reasonable excuse or justification instructed a chief inspector to release a man from lawful custody after the man had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol

Attorney Michael Alberga appeared for the Defence. Solicitor General Cheryll Richards acted for the Crown.

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