The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Wednesday it is looking into an “alleged dispute” between police officers that occurred in mid-February.
According to information obtained by the Caymanian Compass, the reported incident occurred in the vicinity of the George Town courthouse and is the subject of an internal investigation by the force.
“There is no suggestion that an assault took place,” said RCIPS spokesperson Janet Dougall, responding to Caymanian Compass questions about the matter.
Police declined to identify either officer involved in the “dispute”, but the Compass understands one was a senior ranking officer.
“As the matter is subject of an investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further or identify any of the officers allegedly involved,” Mrs. Dougall said.
K-9 cop resigns
An RCIPS officer has resigned over a November incident where one of the department’s K-9 officers was struck by a vehicle, according to members of the police association.
Department officials declined to comment on the matter.
Police said in November that the Belgian Malinois, ‘Misty’, died as the result of being struck by a car.
Misty was one of six new K-9 officers brought in by the force last year to help in search and rescue operations.
According to a police report, around 3am Sunday, 27 November, the dog’s body was found on the East-West Arterial highway in Newlands.
A post-mortem exam confirmed the animal died of injuries suffered after being hit by a vehicle.
The dog and her handler were both off duty at the time the accident occurred.