Cop charged in bribery case

A 28-year-old Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officer has been charged under the Anti-Corruption Law and is due to appear in court Monday. 

 
According to the RCIPS, the man has been charged with two counts of corruptly obtaining cash and two counts of breach of trust, contrary to sections 10 and 13 of the law. 
 
Police arrested the man Wednesday in the Newlands area, but did not report the arrest until Saturday – four days later. The officer was arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe.
 
He was off duty at the time of his arrest and has subsequently been suspended from duty. Typically, RCIPS officers charged with crimes are suspended with pay until the disposition of their cases. 
 
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7 COMMENTS

  1. Name and nationality, please ?

    If he had been a civilian, once he’d been charged, this would have been a part of the news article.

    With a police officer, it is even more important that the public knows the identity of the officer involved…

    Especially in crimes of a breach of the public trust in this manner.

    Once this kind of corruption becomes established in the RCIPS, Cayman will go the way that Jamaica…and the Jamaican Constabulary Force has gone…

    And very, very quickly too.

    It is also now very funny to see that, as this type of police street corruption has been pretty much stamped out in Britain…

    It is now beginning to raise its ugly head in Cayman ?

    Hmmmmnnnn !?

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  2. Good point Firery but I am sure you will have noticed exactly the same going on in the UK with Operation Weeting and the associated investigations.

    When anyone connected to the media is arrested all their details are immediately released but when a police officer, former police officer, civil servant or member of the armed forced gets nabbed they enjoy complete anonymity.

    Ah well, the magistrates court appearance should be open to the press.

    As for corruption in UK forces I think the vast majority of officers now realise that the long-term consequences far outweigh the short-term gains and the minority that do bend the rules have got far more sophisticated (and greedy) to settle for a quick handout.

    Mind you there are still exceptions. Five detectives have just been arrested in Kent for fiddling crime stats and seven Met employees have recently been sacked for sitting around playing cards and watching TV when they should have been out keeping the streets safe.

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