Deputy Superintendent fined $800,000 for breaching INDECOM Act
Deputy Superintendent of Police Albert Diah was this morning fined $800,000 or six months imprisonment for breaches of the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) Act.
The fine was handed down by Resident Magistrate Anmarie Nembhard in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate Court.
The senior policeman was convicted and sentenced following an incident last year.
It is alleged that on August 13, 2013 the policeman was at the Central Village police station in St Catherine, when INDECOM personnel visited the station to investigate the fatal shooting of a woman.
Diah reportedly refused to hand over five guns involved in the shooting.
He was subsequently arrested and charged.
In his defence, the policeman said he was not aware of INDECOM having the ultimate authority to prosecute him.
He was defended by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie.
INDECOM's prosecution was led by Richard Small.
WATCH: The Gleaner Minute