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Corrupt constable caught

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2008 | 8:52 PM

A special constable from the St. Catherine North Police Division was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 on charges of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.



Special Constable Euriel Harvey appeared before Resident Magistrate Lorna Errar Gayle in the Spanish Town court today.



He was arrested yesterday following an incident on September 5, last year.



It’s alleged that the policeman was on traffic duties in Spanish Town, when he found a motorist in breach of the Road Traffic Act.



Special Constable Harvey reportedly seized the vehicle that was being driven by the motorist.



It’s alleged that the policeman later offered to release the vehicle and drop the charges against the driver in exchange for $20,000.



The motorist agreed and reported the matter to the Anti-Corruption division of the police force before paying over the money to the policeman.



An investigation was then launched and the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled that the policeman should be charged for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.



He is to reappear in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court on February 13.