Cops on corruption charges for court tomorrow
Six policemen who are facing corruption charges after they allegedly accepted money from a St James businessman in exchange for not prosecuting him on ganja charges in 2013, will be tried in the St James Parish Court tomorrow.
Constables Alman Fletcher, Delroy Brown, Marvin Campbell, Devon Bernard, Dwayne Lynch and Paul Williams are facing the charges.
The complainant is expected to give testimony against the lawmen.
The allegations are that in November 2013, the six cops solicited and accepted J$300,000 from the businessman in exchange for not prosecuting him for a quantity of ganja that was found at his premises during a police operation.
A report was subsequently made by the complainant, and following investigations, the six cops were arrested and charged with extortion, corruptly soliciting money, corruptly accepting money, and aiding and abetting.
The six defendants had previously undergone a preliminary inquiry before the St James Parish Court in 2015 to determine if their case would go to trial.