Officers from the UK Metropolitan Police this morning arrested Cayman Islands Grand Court Justice Alexander Henderson on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.
The Justice has not been charged with any crime, and was still in police custody as of late morning.
Senior Investigating Officer Martin Bridger said the allegations which led to the arrest related to the initial investigation by the UK Met team into claims about a deputy police commissioner being involved in a corrupt relationship with a local newspaper publisher. Those claims were later proved false.
Mr. Bridger declined to discuss specifics about Justice Henderson’s arrest. However, Governor Stuart Jack said that the arrest had nothing to do with any of the justice’s rulings made in the course of his court duties.
The UK Met police have been in Cayman for more than a year investigating allegations of misconduct within the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. That investigation has led to the removal of three top police commanders including Commissioner Stuart Kernohan.
See more in tomorrow’s Caymanian Compass….