Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
More damning allegations were made against Senior Superintendent James Forbes when the case against him and two other high-profile men was mentioned in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning.
Forbes and businessman Bruce Bicknell are charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice while Parliamentarian Daryl Vaz is charged with breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.
The charges arose from the issuance of a traffic ticket by police sergeant Jubert Llewellyn to Bicknell, and the alleged efforts by Vaz and Forbes to influence the policeman to drop the charges.
The ticket was issued during a traffic stop along the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway in Kingston on April 9.
This morning in outlining the case against Forbes, Prosecutor Dirk Harrison said the senior police officer arranged a meeting at his office with the policemen who were on the traffic stop.
Harrison also alleged that during the meeting facilitated by Forbes, a document was prepared that pardoned the incident.
"This document was given to Forbes but it has not been seen since. We can't get that document," Harrison told the court.
He said as a result of the meeting, Bicknell did not turn up for a scheduled court hearing on April 18.
Meanwhile, Harrison says the case file is almost complete save for a statement from Police Commissioner Owen Ellington.
"Based on some intelligence we have we need a statement from the commissioner," the prosecutor said.