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Constable on corruption charges granted $200,000 bail

Published:Friday | September 19, 2014 | 1:37 PM

A Constable from the Motorised Patrol Division was on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of $200,000 when he appeared in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate Court for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.



Constable Leandrew Coley was arrested and charged by members of MOCA on Tuesday following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.



It is alleged that on July 13, 2013 Coley and another Constable were on patrol in the Waterhouse area of Kingston where he reportedly solicited money from a motorist who committed a traffic violation.



The sum of $2,000 was allegedly handed over to Coley.



The matter was reported to the then Anti-Corruption Branch and an investigation launched.



A file was prepared and submitted to the ODPP, who ruled that the Coley be charged.



He will next appear in Court on November 3.



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