Traffic cop beats corruption case

January 17, 2017
A traffic cop

Police Constable Audley Denton was freed of corruption charges in the St Catherine Parish Court on Monday. 

When Denton appeared before senior parish judge Tara Reid-Carr he was told that the evidence given by the two civilian witnesses failed to connect him to the crime.

Attorney-at-law Everald Webster said his client feels vindicated.

The Crown had led evidence that in October 2014, Denton solicited money from a motorist after a traffic violation. The matter was reported to the anti-corruption unit and Denton was subsequently arrested and charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

In court, Denton gave an unsworn statement in which he denied soliciting or collecting money from the complainant.