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Operation Tempura: Against legal advice, ex-governor pursued probe

Former Cayman Islands Governor Stuart Jack decided in early 2008 that there should be a “full investigation” of a police-directed entry into a local newspaper publisher’s office, contrary to legal advice that stated such a probe would not be in the public interest.

2017 editorials: The Compass’s voice on significant issues

Today we feature highlights from some of what we consider to be the most compelling and important editorials that appeared in the Cayman Compass in 2017, dealing with some of the most pressing matters facing our country.

Police: Operation Tempura case closed

More than four years after criminal allegations were brought against former Operation Tempura senior investigator Martin Bridger, Mr. Bridger and his former second-in-command, U.K. police officer Richard Coy, have been cleared of any suspected wrongdoing.

Football club campers learn about making positive choices

Youngsters attending FC International Football Camp know if they commit a crime they will get thrown behind bars.

Three suspects in home invasion released on bail

Three suspects who were arrested over the weekend in connection with a terrifying early morning break-in and attack on a Patrick’s Island family’s home have been released on police bail with orders to report back to authorities periodically.

Police hit streets after 4 robberies

Stepped-up police activity in the wake of four armed robberies on Grand Cayman this week led to the arrest of one man who officers said was responsible for two of the crimes. Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers chased down the 25-year-old Bodden Town resident in a stolen, gold-color SUV Wednesday afternoon following a 3 p.m. robbery at the Lookout Grocery Store.

New unit to tackle child abuse

A new unit has been formed to bring police, social workers and psychologists together to handle allegations of child abuse in the Cayman Islands. The headquarters of the “Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub” was officially opened Monday morning.

Ex-con killed by police is first fatal officer-suspect shooting in decades

An illegal immigrant convicted of robbery in the Cayman Islands in early 2011 was shot dead by police officers Friday morning after he had returned to the islands and was being sought on an arrest warrant. The incident is believed to be the first shooting of a criminal suspect by police since at least the 1980s.

EDITORIAL – Cayman’s first fatal police shooting since …

Make no mistake: Police officers carry guns to protect themselves and the community when the use of “deadly force” is warranted. Let us hope that fatal shootings by police continue to be generational events in Cayman, or rarer – and that if and when they do occur, that we can continue to trust our officers’ were justified.
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Attempted murder arrest; police concerned over nightclub violence

A George Town man was arrested early Monday in connection with an attempted murder on Sept. 17 in the car park of a Seven Mile Beach strip mall. The Sept. 17 incident, previously unreported by police, involved shots being fired in the parking lot of the Seven Mile Shops complex around 3 a.m.

Commissioner: We do not need more police

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service does not need any more officers to be effective, Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis said last week.

Baines to leave post as commissioner at end of May

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Commissioner David Baines will be leaving his post at the end of May.

EDITORIAL – Missing boaters: A regrettable response to the police response

When a tragedy occurs, a natural reaction is to look for reasons … then, failing that — to look for scapegoats.

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