Turks and Caicos authorities arrest acting deputy police commissioner

By Caribbean News Now contributor

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — The Turks and Caicos Islands Integrity Commission on Friday arrested 47-year-old Rodney Adams, the territory’s acting deputy police commissioner on suspicion of committing an offence of corruption contrary to the Integrity Commission Ordinance.

Adams was interviewed and granted bail.

The previous day, the Commission arrested a senior immigration officer, Wendy Seymour, who was subsequently charged with two counts of corruption offences contrary to the Integrity Commission Ordinance.

Seymour was granted police bail with a recognisance in the sum of $10,000 with one surety. She is to appear before the Grand Turk Magistrate Court on October 24, 2013, to answer to the charges.

For some months, the Integrity Commission has been conducting what is described as a very sensitive and highly complex investigation into allegations of improper involvement by Adams in a murder investigation in which his son Roderick Adams was charged.

The director of public prosecutions subsequently entered a nolle prosequi with respect to the charge of murder as it related to Roderick Adams.

Rodney Adams was placed on administrative leave while the investigation was pursued.

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