Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Cop charged for 'stealing gun and ammo from a JCF facility'

A policeman who was charged with breaches of the firearms and larceny acts by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB), on Thursday, January 23, was granted bail when he appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court on Friday.

The policeman, Constable Ajani McBean of the Operations Branch, was charged following a ruling from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). A file was submitted to the office following an investigation that was launched when a firearm and a magazine containing fourteen 9mm rounds of ammunition were discovered missing from a police facility in St Catherine.

Investigations were conducted by IPROB, and following an operation on January 18, the weapon, along with the magazine and ammunition, were reportedly recovered at the home of Constable McBean.

The DPP’s office subsequently ruled that the constable be charged with the following offences:

•             Illegal possession of firearm

•             Illegal possession of ammunition

•             Simple larceny

Constable McBean, who was granted bail in the sum of $400,000, is scheduled to return to court on March 4, 2020.

As conditions of his bail, he was ordered to report to the May Pen Police Station once daily, and to remain in his premises from 6 am to 6 pm daily. He was also ordered to surrender his travel documents.

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