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UPDATE: Hunts Bay cops charged for collecting money to free murder suspect granted bail

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:07 PM

The two policemen charged with corruption after allegedly collecting $300,000 to free a murder suspect, have each been granted bail in the sum of $350,000.

Corporal Roger Taylor and Constable Alex Francis were offered bail when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.

They were ordered to surrender their travel documents and were warned not to interfere with any of the alleged witnesses in the case.

Corporal Taylor and Constable Francis are to return to court on June 27.

Corporal Taylor's attorney Ayisha Robb says she is awaiting the Crown to disclose evidence to the defence.

 

Attorney Ayisha Robb

The cops who are assigned to the Hunts Bay Police Station in the St Andrew South Division were arrested and charged for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the crime portfolio Ealan Powell, said the plan to release the suspect for money began to unravel after a senior officer prevented the cops from letting go the man.

He said this led to the woman who had allegedly paid the money to complain.