Trelawny cop on corruption charge granted bail
Trelawny policeman Constable Adian Dowding is to return to court on September 20 for allegedly breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.
Dowding was offered $400,000 bail when he appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court last Wednesday.
It is alleged that Dowding was a member of a police team manning a vehicular checkpoint when the vehicle in which the complainant was travelling was signalled to stop.
The occupants were asked to surrender their cellular phones, which were searched by Dowding.
Following the search, the policeman accused the complainant of being involved in lottery scamming activities and the parties allegedly negotiated a bribe.
It was agreed that $12,000 would be paid to the Constable.
The complainant later made a report to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency.
Dowding was held in a sting operation allegedly collecting $12,000 from the complainant for the return of a smartphone that was confiscated during the police operation.
Dowding was arrested and subsequently charged.