A senior policeman has been charged with indecent assault following an incident in October 2016.
Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Gary Chambers was released on bail in the sum of $100,000 when he appeared in the St. Catherine Parish Court on Friday.
DSP Chambers was charged following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Reports are the 49-year-old DSP indecently assaulted a female member of the Constabulary while travelling with her.
The female member of the Constabulary reportedly made a formal report to the Constabulary’s Centre of Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, CISOCA, five months later.
DSP Chambers is represented by Queen’s Counsel, Peter Champaigne.
In a bail application for his client, Q.C Champaigne asked the court to note the length of time between the alleged incident and the formal report.
The Queen’s Counsel says his client was reportedly passed over for a promotion due to the complaint.
DSP Chambers says the charge is unfounded and rooted in malice.
He returns to court on December 3, this year.
DSP Chambers is attached to the Marine Division of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
The senior policeman was a member of the team that was a part of the operation that led to the capture of reputed Tivoli Gardens strongman, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke in 2010.
Coke was wanted for extradition to the United States on drug charges.
DSP Chambers also led the operation of a police team that went to Honduras to retrieve a stolen JCF vessel in December 2016.
Two members of the six-man operation were awarded the Badge of Gallantry at the National Awards ceremony last year.