RCIPS suspends three police constables

Three Royal Cayman Islands Police officers have been suspended from duty following separate convictions for either common assault or assault causing actual bodily harm stemming from incidents that occurred during the course of their jobs.

The three officers were found guilty in relation to two different incidents and court verdicts of guilty against them came within the past two weeks.

The officers, Austin Etienne, Cardiff Robinson and Michael Peart, will all be suspended with pay pending internal hearings on their respective cases that will determine any disciplinary action, according to police officials.

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said the officers have been suspended from “any and all police duties,” meaning they won’t be working “desk duty” in the department while their matters remain outstanding.

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