A policeman who was charged with breaches of the firearms and Larceny act by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau on Thursday, January 23, was granted bail when he appeared before the St Catherine Parish Court on Friday, January 24.
The accused cop, Constable Ajani McBean of the Operations Branch, was charged following a ruling from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution. He was granted bail in the sum of $400,000 and his scheduled to reappear before the court on March 4.
A file was submitted to the officer following an investigation that was launched when a firearm and a magazine containing fourteen 9mm rounds of ammunition were discovered missing from the JCF facility in St Catherine.
Investigations were carried out, and following an operation on January 18, the weapon along with the magazine and the rounds were recovered at the home of Constable McBean.
The DPP then ruled that McBean should be charged with Illegal possession of firearm, Illegal possession of ammunition and simple larceny.
Antonio Mckoy – News Reporter