SSP Forbes to know fate on May 9
SENIOR Superintendent of Police James Forbes will on May 9 know his fate in the corruption trial against him.
Resident Magistrate Stephanie Jackson-Haisley is to make a decision on that date on the senior cop's guilt or innocence.
But before that, Forbes' legal team is expected to make their address on May 6 to the magistrate. The prosecution on Tuesday made its address, outlining that it has proven its case, and calling for a conviction.
The senior policeman is on trial for attempting to pervert the course of justice. The charge stems from a meeting he facilitated at his Oxford Road office with businessman Bruce Bicknell and two policemen who had ticketed Bicknell for speeding in 2012.
Bicknell was charged along with Forbes but freed on a no-case submission at the end of the prosecution's case earlier this year.
Also on Monday, Deputy Commissioner Linval Bailey gave character evidence on Forbes' behalf. He said Forbes is a man of integrity and discipline.