JIS News

A sergeant of police from the St. Catherine South Police Division was arrested on Wednesday last (November 25, 2009) for alleged breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act. The policeman was arrested following a sting operation carried out by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).
It is alleged that on January 29, 2009, the Sergeant of Police arrested a man for murder and later requested the accused to pay $500,000 for the charge to be dropped. This request was not honoured and the accused was charged for murder.
The sum requested by police sergeant was later reduced to $200,000 with an agreement reached between the policeman and a relative of the accused for two equal payments to be made. The first payment was made after which a report was lodged with the ACB resulting in the sting operation and the arrest of the police sergeant.
The arrest of the police sergeant for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act was the 60th such arrest since the start of the year.

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