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$800,000 bail for cop on extortion and corruption charges

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:38 PM

District Constable Owen Douglas is to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on November 1 on charges of Extortion and breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

Douglas, who is attached to the St Andrew South Police Division, was offered $800,000 bail with one or two sureties when he appeared in court last Wednesday.

He was charged by detectives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency on September following an identification parade where he was positively identified by the complainant.

It is alleged that in August, District Constable Douglas arrested a motorist who was operating a public passenger vehicle in contravention of the Road Traffic Act.

It was borne out that the motorist was arrested because he did not pay over what investigators say was his weekly fee for the vehicle to be allowed to operate.

A report was made to MOCA and following investigations he was charged.