Cops on corruption charge bailed
The three police personnel accused of extorting money from two men seeking to avoid prosecution in relation to buggery were yesterday each granted bail in the sum of $500,000.
They are Special Corporal Tyrone Harvey and Constables Ramone Small and Grace-Ann Williams.
The bail application was made by Attorneys-at-Law Sean Kinghorn and Peter Champagnie.
They were ordered to return to court on September 10.
The court was told that on January 27, the cops were on patrol in Hillshire, St Catherine, when they came upon a parked car.
It’s alleged that two men were inside the car having sexual intercourse.
The court heard that the cops told the men to pay them $500,000 or they would be charged with buggery.
It’s reported that the men were escorted to an ATM where $15,000 were allegedly given to Harvey.
It’s further reported that the conversation was recorded.
A report was subsequently made to the Anti-Corruption Branch and following an investigation the three were arrested and charged.
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