Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Commissioner David Baines will leave his post at the end of May.
The surprise announcement was made in a statement by Governor Helen Kilpatrick on Tuesday afternoon.
“The recent barrage of unfair criticism and defamatory comments has undermined the Commissioner’s authority to the extent that his leadership of the RCIPS is no longer tenable,” she said in the statement. “The Commissioner continues to have my support and will do so until he leaves his post.”
On Mr. Baines’s departure, Deputy Commissioner Anthony Ennis will take over as acting commissioner.
Pick up the Compass on Wednesday for the full report.