A local club owner claims that poor judgment by police officers led to violence outside one of his establishments.
During a meeting of the Liquor Licensing Board on Thursday, Joseph DeFilippo said: “We had an incident at The Attic where someone had a knife and threatened to kill everybody.
And when [the police] responded, they said that “That’s my cousin.” And they took him downstairs and let him go.
And then he stabbed everybody […] in the parking lot.
They came out the next day and took a statement and nothing was done.
I called the superintendent. He told me something would be done, and nothing was done.”
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Chief Inspector Frank Owens, who was attending the board meeting, then asked for Mr. DeFilippo’s contact information in order to speak with him about the issue.
A police service spokesperson said, “We can confirm that CI Owens has arranged to meet with Mr. DeFilippo to discuss the matters that he raised.”
The Caymanian Compass reached out to Mr. DeFilippo for additional comment, but had not yet received a response as of press time.