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Court today for cops accused of freeing prisoner in deal

Published:Thursday | September 4, 2014 | 9:04 AM

Two cops charged with corruption in relation to the unlawful release of a prisoner in 2013 are to return to court today.

Constables Raymond Johnson and Alicia Hutchinson are to face the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruptly soliciting money.

A third cop, Constable Kirton Green, who was charged with them, was freed in July.

The cops were taken before the courts on allegations that they participated in the release of Greg Taylor from the Freeport lock-up in Montego Bay, under questionable circumstances, on January 30, 2013.

It is alleged that while in custody Green approached Taylor and solicited $500,000 from him to arrange for his release.

It was also reported that Green further solicited 150,000 from Taylor before he was allegedly taken out of the lock-up by Hutchinson and Johnson.

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