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Trial of policemen accused of soliciting bribe stalled

Published:Monday | May 27, 2024 | 7:07 PM
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The trial of two St Catherine-based policemen who are charged for allegedly soliciting money from a motorist today failed to begin in the parish court due to an outstanding document in the case.

Before the court are Constables Romane Boothe and Marlon Hamilton of the St Catherine South Police Division.

Their bails were further extended by Parish Court Judge Kahon Lamey.

Attorney-at-Law John Jacobs told the court that his clients are desirous to have the matter disposed of and to get on with their lives.

It is alleged that on August 13 last year the policemen were on traffic duties along the Mandela Highway in St Catherine when they stopped a motorist who was towing another vehicle.

They allegedly solicited $3,000 from the driver to avoid prosecution.

The matter was reported to the police's Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau. 

Following a probe, the men were later arrested and charged.

- Rasbert Turner

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