Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Early morning search warrant lawful and proportionate

Informal Resolution | 28 January 2021
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)

The complainant contacted our office following an early morning search warrant executed at their home. The complainant was unhappy how the armed police officers removed all the complainant’s family members, some of whom were still in their night wear. The complainant felt that this was unnecessary and sought explanations from the police.

We reached out to the RCIPS Chief Firearms Officer who held several meetings with the complainant and was instrumental in explaining the rationale and risk associated with the execution of firearms warrants. The complainant was taken through the operation, including why the police must act swiftly to minimize the risk to members of the public and the officers. After hearing this the complainant agreed to close the complaint informally.