Cops accused soliciting from mini-bus driver get bail
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Two policemen accused of soliciting money from a mini-bus operator were released on bail yesterday when they appeared before the Spanish Town Criminal Court.
Constables Michael Ebanks and Omar Powell, of the St Catherine North Traffic Department, were each offered bail in the sum of $200 thousand and are to return on January 16, next year.
They are to report to the anti-corruption branch each week and a stop order has been imposed on them.
Both cops were charged following a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The police reported that in December 2008 the policemen were on duty in Spanish Town when they cited a bus operator for a traffic breach.
They demanded $20,000 not to seize the bus.
A report was made and the policemen were arrested by members of the anti-corruption branch.