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August 5, 2014
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Cop freed of corruption charge

Rasbert Turner, Star Writer

A policeman who was charged with breaches of the Corruption (Prevention) Act six years ago, had his case dismissed in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Detective Corporal Robert Blake of the Central Village Police Station in the St Catherine South Police Division had his matter dismissed when he went before Resident Magistrate (RM) Lyle Armstrong.

The matter was adjourned after his attorney-at-law Sean Kinghorn convinced the court that the case which was earlier adjourned sine die should be dismissed.

Kinghorn told the RM that his client deserved to be totally free to resume his career as a police officer as the Crown had failed to establish a case against him.

It is alleged that in 2008, the accused solicited money not to prosecute someone in a case that he was investigating.

A file was sent to the director of public prosecution who ruled that Blake be charged with breaches of the Corruption (Prevention) Act.


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