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Cop accused of beating a taxi man unconscious granted bail

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2015 | 10:13 AM

Constable Jerome Graham, who is accused of beating a taxi man unconscious, has been granted bail in the amount of $300.000.

As a condition of his bail, Constable Graham, who is charged with grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, was ordered to report to the Mandeville Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

He has also been ordered to surrender his travel documents and submit his fingerprints.

Bail was granted by Resident Magistrate Dale Staple in the Manchester Resident Magistrates Court yesterday following an application by attorney-at-law Dwight Reece.

The policeman was ordered to return to court on June 3.

Allegations are that on April 3, 2014 the taxi man was travelling along Manchester Road in the parish when he was stopped by Constable Graham.

The policeman requested that the complainant handover his vehicle documents and while retrieving the items a verbal argument developed between the two men.

The exchange allegedly became physical after the policeman attacked the taxi man.

The man was subsequently arrested and while being taken to the police station on foot he was again attacked by Constable Graham.

The taxi man received several injuries to his head and subsequently lost consciousness.

The court was told that he still cannot recall what happened on the day.

However, statements were provided by onlookers to the Independent Commission of Investigations which is in charge of the investigation.