Sunday 22 April, 2018

'We were responding to an alarm': Cops rubbish illegal parking claim

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) have defended themselves against allegations that a police vehicle was illegally parked in a disabled parking spot on Tuesday.

The allegations stemmed from a social media post which attempted to portray the police in a negative light, noting that the officer showed a blatant disregard for disabled persons having parked in the spot.

However, the RCIPS say they were responding to a panic alarm at a Rubis gas station; further adding that the island’s Traffic laws make provisions for police officers and other emergency personnel in such circumstance.

According to police, in responding to the call armed officers used the closed available space in order to access the scene in a safe and quick a manner as possible.

It was later revealed that the panic alarm was triggered accidentally.

Section 68(d) of the Cayman Islands Traffic Law (2011) exempts police officers and other emergency personnel responding to emergency calls from the  traffic laws.