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Policeman accused of corruption freed

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2023 | 1:20 PM
The policeman's lawyer argued that the prosecution failed to make a case. - File photo.

Corporal Andrew Tinker, who was accused of soliciting money from a woman in exchange for a reduced station bail, was today freed of corruption in the St Catherine Parish Court.

Tinker's lawyer, Andrew Graham, argued that the prosecution failed to make a case.

The Crown called five witnesses.

The main witness, however, failed to turn up for court.

The lawyer's no-case application was upheld by Parish Judge Nicole Kellier.

Tinker, who is attached to the Spanish Town Police Station St Catherine, was charged on allegations of soliciting money from a woman who was arrested and charged with breaches of the Spirit License Act in September 2019.

He denied the allegation.

It was reported that Tinker solicited $2,000 to reduce the bail bond from $50,000 to $30,000.

A report was made and following an investigation, a file was submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, which ruled that Tinker be charged under the Corruption Prevention Act.

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