Bermuda Detectives assisting Cayman Police in apparent suicide of Police Constable

The Royal Gazette reported on 1st February 2014 (CLICK HERE for article) that a team of 3 Bermuda Police officers has been selected to investigate the apparent suicide of a policeman in the Cayman Islands.

The body of Police Constable Raphael Williams was discovered on January 12, just two days after the 45-year-old officer was released on bail, having been arrested on suspicion of blackmail and breach of trust.

Caymanian Police Commissioner David Baines said the incident warranted in independent review, which is why Bermuda detectives were drafted in.

“It is normal practice in the UK and in other jurisdictions that such circumstances would be subject to independent review,” Police Commissioner Baines said.

“I felt it was important to ensure that the RCIPS also adopts this approach to ensure that all aspects of the arrest and death are reviewed in an open, transparent and independent way.