DoE officer injured during arrest

A Department of Environment conservation officer was left nursing a head injury on Tuesday after a confrontation with a suspect in East End.

DoE Deputy Director Scott Slaybaugh told the Cayman Compass the conservation officer was hospitalised Tuesday with the head injury which he sustained in an altercation during an arrest.

The arrest, Slaybaugh said, resulted from an investigation into marine conservation offences.

He explained that the officer was treated for his injuries at hospital and has since been released.

“A full review of the incident by DoE officials is under way,” the DoE deputy director said.

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