Thursday 17 October, 2019

Cops accused of taking money from motorists charged

The three police constables who were cited for reportedly collecting money from a motorist, have now been charged for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

The policemen who are attached to the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), were charged following a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), after an investigation by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

The policemen, Kevon Fairclough, Junior Reid and Sadiki Williamson, were arrested on Sunday, September 8 following allegations that they solicited $6,000 from a motorist who had committed a road traffic violation.

The money was paid over and reportedly shared among the officers. A report was subsequently made to IPROB, and a file was prepared and sent to the DPP.

Constable Fairclough was charged with corruptly soliciting and accepting money to do an act in the performance of his duty, while constables Reid and Williamson were charged with accepting money to do an act in the performance of their duty.

They appeared in court and were each offered bail in the sum of $200,000.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: