Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Police Report on Home Fire

Informal Resolution | 08 March 2021
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)

An applicant was denied access to a police report on the subject of a fire at the applicant’s deceased relative’s home. Instead, he was referred to the Criminal Records Office where the record could be obtained for a fee.

It is the standard approach of the FOI Act to follow existing administrative or statutory access procedures, where they exist, rather than the FOI process. Nonetheless, upon appeal the RCIPS was willing to disclose a redacted copy of the report, and the case was closed.