Selected Case Summaries

Complaint about lack of police response

Investigation | 10 October 2018
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)

The complainant made four complaints of police corruption to the RCIPS alleging that he reported a number of domestic violence incidents against him and the police failed to investigate them. The

complainant also alleged that a police officer disposed of a urine certificate for a person which tested positive for illegal drugs.

The Commissioner of Police referred the complaint to the Ombudsman and requested she investigate the matter.

The Ombudsman reviewed 43 police reports, 9 police statements, correspondence between the Department of Public Prosecutions and the complainant’s attorney as well as 5 drug certificates.

The Ombudsman found there was no evidence that the RCIPS wilfully or neglectfully failed to investigate the complaints of domestic violence made by the complainant. She also examined the management and processing of the urine specimen by the RCIPS and found it was handled appropriately and in accordance with law and policy.