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Crown closes case in cop's corruption trial

Published: Tuesday September 4, 2012 | 5:06 pm Comments 0

The Defence at the corruption trial of Senior Superintendent of Police Assan Thompson today made a no-case submission after the Crown closed its case.

SSP Thompson is before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for allegedly breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Thompsonís attorney K.D Knight has argued that the crown failed to prove that SSP Thompson wilfully committed the offence.

The policeman is accused of not providing the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption with a quantity surveyor's report for a property on Karachi Avenue, St. Andrew.

Under the law, public servants are required to declare their assets and liabilities to the Commission annually.

The sole witness called by the crown David Grey, who is the Secretary Manager to the Commission, had testified that up to the time he was charged SSP Thompson had not furnished the document.

The trial is to resume on October 2.

At the time, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dirk Harrison will respond to the no-case submission made by SSP Thompsonís attorney.

editorial@gleanerjm.com

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