Three Cops on Corruption Charges Offered Bail

Three Police Constables were last Friday offered bail after being charged for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

Constables David Willis, Avelock Thompson and Andre Hamilton, were each offered bail in the sum of $1-million with three sureties and reporting conditions. It’s alleged that in January, the three Constables while on duty in a marked vehicle, visited premises in Ironshore, St. James.

The three wearing masks conducted a search of the dwelling without a warrant, during which three bags of ganja were found.

Two of the Constables then negotiated with an occupant, who was present, for money to avoid prosecution.

Subsequently, they received JMD$50,000, USD$400 and CAD$200. They then returned the drugs.

A report was later made to the Major Organized Crime and Anti Corruption Agency which resulted in an investigation being conducted.

The Constables were taken into custody on Friday, February 2. They’ll return to court on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

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