When Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes was invited to speak with Sergeant Jubert Llewellyn, who had charged businessman Bruce Bicknell with bribery, he reportedly made a curious comment.
It is understood that Forbes was contacted after former Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas suggested mediation in the matter. A concerned Llewellyn had approached the retired police chief for advice on the matter.
There are claims that, prior to a scheduled meeting in Forbes' office, Forbes told the lower ranked officer during a telephone conversation that the matter was being taken care of when Llewellyn queried about the likely implications arising from the bribery case.
The meeting between Forbes and the sergeant was held a day later, on April 13. It is understood that Bicknell and another businessman were also present at the meeting.
In the ensuing discussion, Llewellyn was reportedly asked whether he thought the two $1,000 notes were inadvertently placed among the motor vehicle documents handed to him during the traffic stop in question. In response he said he was not sure.
It is alleged that Forbes instructed that a letter be typed up which would outline the sergeant's account of what happened three days before on April 9. Forbes also reportedly gave an assurance that Bicknell would not pursue any legal action against the police.
The police sergeant was reportedly adamant that he wanted nothing from the businessmen and stressed that no one should be given any gifts on his behalf.