Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Execution of a Search Warrant

Informal Resolution | 28 January 2020
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)

The complainant contacted our office following the arrest of a family member when the police had executed a search warrant at his home. The complainant was unhappy about the way the armed police officers conducted themselves during entry into his home, as well as how they dealt with his family. The experience left the complainant feeling humiliated and embarrassed.

Our investigators reached out to the RCIPS Chief Firearms Officer, who was instrumental in providing explanations and a rationale as to why police officers need to enter any premises speedily. We arranged a meeting with the Chief Firearms Officer and the complainant was able to express his concerns. Based on the assurances that the complainant was given on behalf of the RCIPS about the treatment of persons and the feedback that was accepted on behalf of the complainant, an agreement to resolve this matter informally was reached.