Cops Charged in Allegation of J$270,000 Bribe to Drop Murder Charge

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Two Kingston police officers are charged with allegedly collecting nearly $300,000 to drop a murder investigation.

Detective Corporal Roger Taylor and Detective Constable Alex Francis, of the Hunts Bay Police division were charged on Thursday by the Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB).

Allegations against are that in September 2016, Detective Corporal Roger Taylor and Detective Constable Alex Francis, were assigned to probe the murder of a man along Maxfield Avenue in St. Andrew.

They lawmen reportedly solicited $300,000 from persons involved in the case, and allegedly collected $270,000 to not to continue with the murder investigation.

The alleged bribe to Drop Murder Charge was reported to the Police High Command, which ordered an investigation into the allegations.

Policemen Taylor and Francis are scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today (Friday).


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