Police freed of $10,000 corruption
The admission of a witness that he lied that a policeman solicited money from him has resulted in the acquittal of the Police Corporal.
The cop, Errol Wright of the Darling Street Police station in Kingston, was freed of corruption charges in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Wednesday.
He was acquitted after the complainant told the court that the he was not driving the vehicle on the day that he claimed that Wright solicited $10,000 from him.
Resident Magistrate Grace Henry freed Wright due to lack of credibility of the complainant.
During cross examination by Attorney-at-law Vincent Wellesley, the witness admitted that he was not speaking the truth during his examination in chief during the trial.
Allegations are that on July 17,2013 the complainant said he was the driver of Toyota Hiace bus when he was stopped by the accused who checked his documents and found that the Road License had expired. He seized the bus and solicited $10,000 for the release of the vehicle.
The driver then reported the matter to the police Anti- Corruption Branch.