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Police sergeant gets prison sentence on corruption conviction, on bail pending appeal

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Police sergeant Glenford Campbell has been sentenced to six months in prison on corruption charges.

However, he is out on bail in the amount of $1 million pending the hearing of an appeal against his conviction and sentence.

When Campbell appeared in the Yallahs Resident Magistrate's Court today, he was sentenced to six month in prison on each of the following charges: one count of soliciting money and two counts of accepting money.

The sentences are to run at the same time which means Campbell would serve only six months.

On October 29, 2011, Sergeant Campbell was on patrol duty in the Cedar Valley, St Thomas when he cited a motorist for breaches of the Road Traffic Act.

He then corruptly solicited and accepted an undetermined sum of money in order not to prosecute him.

A report was made to Major Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Agency and Campbell was arrested and charged.

Campbell who worked from the Cedar Valley Police Station in St. Thomas was convicted on May 15 this year.