Deputy Commissioner remains on leave

He’s been cleared of all criminal charges, but Royal Cayman Islands Deputy Police Commissioner Rudolph Dixon won’t be able to return to work right away.

RCIPS Commissioner David Baines confirmed Monday that Mr. Dixon would stay on required leave pending the completion of disciplinary enquiries related to his case.

A similar situation occurred with RCIPS Superintendent John Jones earlier this year following a decision not to press charges against him in connection with an on-going police misconduct investigation.

Mr. Jones was cleared in early May, but wasn’t allowed to return to work until the end of August, when Mr. Baines decided that there were no substantive disciplinary issues to be decided.

It was not known how long resolving Mr. Dixon’s disciplinary issues might take, or if he even wishes to return to the RCIPS.

Mr. Dixon was removed from his position on 27 March, 2008 in connection with a police misconduct investigation being conducted by officers from the UK Metropolitan Police force.

However, information later came to light that Mr. Dixon was never considered a suspect in the initial probe. Instead, he was accused in separate instances from 2003 and 2004 of ordering the release of criminal suspects without justification.

Two charges in relation to those claims were dropped in September, and Mr. Dixon was cleared of two more charges following his Grand Court trial that ended last week.