Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Complainant Plays Detective

Informal Resolution | 19 August 2020
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)

The complainant reported the theft of high-value construction material to the RCIPS. After a brief investigation, no leads were identified and the police closed the case. Several months later, the complainant found his stolen property in a local second-hand store and reported this to the police. Months later, the complainant found that the item was still in the store and the police had not progressed the new line of enquiry and were not keeping him updated. He filed a complaint with our office.

We consulted with the Chief Inspector of the RCIPS Professional Standards Unit (PSU) and it was established that the original investigating police officer had retired from the service. The Chief Inspector agreed that there were still avenues to investigate and reassigned the investigation. The stolen property was returned to its rightful owner and the complainant agreed to close his complaint by engaging in an informal resolution process with the RCIPS.