Latest News

Three traffic cops charged after reportedly accepting $6000 bribe

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica — Three police constables assigned to the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) have been charged with breaches of the Corruption and Prevention Act.

The three constables — Kevon Fairclough, Junior Reid and Sadiki Williamson — were arrested on Sunday, September 08 following accusations that they solicited $6000 from a motorist who committed a road traffic violation.

The money was reportedly paid over and shared between the officers, following which a complaint was made to the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the file sent to the Director of Public Prosecution for ruling.

Fairclough was charged with corruptly soliciting and accepting money to do an act in the performance of his duty while Reid and Williamson were charged with accepting money to do an act in the performance of their duty.

The constables were offered bail in the sum of $200,000 and are scheduled to return to court.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper ´┐Ż email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT