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Forbes takes leave

Tuesday, August 28, 2012    

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JAMES Forbes, the senior superintendent of police who along with a former government minister and businessman is before the court in a case of alleged bribery, has gone on leave.

Forbes went on leave last week in wake of the case, leaving Senior Superintendent Michael Green as acting head of the constabulary's Community Safety and Security Branch.

Forbes and Tank-Weld CEO Bruce Bicknell were last week charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. Former Information Minister Daryl Vaz is charged under the Corruption Prevention Act.

The charges stem from an incident in April 9 when Bicknell was ticketed for speeding and subsequently charged over an allegation that he offered a bribe to the policeman who stopped him.

Forbes and Vaz later got involved in the matter and were charged.

Last week, Vaz stepped down from his post as shadow minister for ICT and digital society development in the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party.

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