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UPDATE: Ex-cop on corruption charges gets $400,000 bail

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2017 | 4:36 PM

Former police constable, Otis Wright, has been granted bail in the sum of $400,000 on corruption charges.

Wright was offered bail with he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today.

It is alleged that while conducting patrol duties in the Corporate Area in June, Wright collected $2,000 from a motorist to not prosecute him for outstanding traffic tickets.

The motorist subsequently made a report to the Major Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Agency which resulted in an investigation being conducted and a file being submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for a ruling.

Wright was made aware of the allegations and he subsequently resigned from the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The DPP eventually ruled that he should be charged and a warrant was prepared and executed on him yesterday.