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RCIPS admits it dropped the ball

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) admits it dropped the ball during an early morning burglary that occurred on Saturday in North Side.

According to a press release, the RCIPS George Town Police Station was called, but the person who answered the phone told the caller that no officers were available and did not log the call in the system.

“This has been a complete failure of the RCIPS to receive, record and respond effectively to a call for assistance. A disciplinary inquiry is ongoing to identify why this failure occurred and to take action to remedy the matter,” according to the press statement.

The release goes on to say “officers were in the North Side area at the time and had stopped, and were dealing with, suspicious individuals, oblivious to the call made by the home owner.”

We’re told Police Commissioner David Baines has since apologised to the victim.

About the author

Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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