Bail for cops in Hanover bribery case
Three Hanover policemen, who are on corruption charges for accepting money from a man found with lottery scam documents, are to return to court on February 28 after being granted bail in the Hanover Parish Court.
Shemroy Hewitt, Andre Drummond, and Conrod Clarke, all attached to the Hanover police headquarters, were charged under the Corruption Prevention Act last week by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) West.
They were each offered bail in the sum of $500,000 with sureties when they appeared before the court on Monday. A stop order was also placed on them.
It is alleged that on January 3, the driver of a Toyota Corolla motor car was travelling along a main road in Hanover when he was stopped by a team of policemen. The occupants were then ordered out of the vehicle and during a search, documents relating to lottery scamming activities were found.
The three cops then allegedly solicited and later accepted $150,000 from the driver, who subsequently reported the matter to MOCA West.
Hewitt, Drummond, and Clarke were charged after an identification parade and interview sessions.