Latest Jamaica News (McKoy’s News): Senior Cop among Three Officer Arrested – An inspector of Police is among three police officers who were arrested for their alleged involvements in corruption, by the Inspectorate and Professional Standard Oversight Bureau, between Sunday, September 8, to Thursday, September 12.
The identity of the officers have been withheld, as they are awaiting a ruling from the Director of Public Prosecution.
In the first incident, two constables attached to the Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, were arrested and charged on Sunday, September 8, after they allegedly attempted to solicit $6000 from a motorist, who committed a road traffic violation.
In the other incident, the Inspector allegedly attempted to solicit cash amounting to over $300,000, for disseminated information of private nature which he had on a man.
The man reported the incident, and a sting operation was set up where the officer was allegedly caught taking payment of $60,000 from the man.
All three officers were arrested and are awaiting a ruling from the DPP officer.