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No place for corrupt officers warns Commissioner

There’s no place for corrupt officers in the police service.

That message comes straight from the top, as  RCIPS Commissioner David Baines says those bad apples must be identified, and dealt with.

Mr. Baines used the example of former officer Elvis Ebanks, who was jailed for three years back in november after his conviction of bribery was upheld by the appeal court.

“Where we have those corrupt officers its more important we identify and make and example of those,” said Commissioner Baines.

“Last year we had Elvis Ebanks. Who let his colleagues himself and his country down by trying to blackmail a young man. He’s know in prison serving his sentence. And rightly so.

“There is no place for corruption no excuse for it and no exception to it. So do I take pleasure in arresting police officers? No. Do I take pleasure when we get a corrupt officer out of the service? You’re damn right I do.”

Mr. Baines did add that inquiries into the theft of cocaine from the George Town Police Station last year remain ongoing.

About the author

Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy

Paul has worked for more than 20 years for regional and national newspapers in the UK covering some of the world’s biggest stories.

A multi-award winning journalist, Paul’s dream story is to find a dog that can play the piano. In the meantime he covers general news, produces, and hosts a weekly show about English football.

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