Jamaica Crime News, St James: Two police officers and a District Constable who were recently arrested on suspicion of corruption, were granted bail in the sum of $1 million each, when they appeared in the St James Parish Court on Friday, September 28.
The three accused Constables Sean Stewart and Damion Wilson, along with District Constable Jerry Booth, were ordered to report to the Freeport Police Station twice each week and to return to court on January 17, 2019.
Constables Sean and Wilson who are attached to the Barnett Street station and District Constable, Booth who is attached to the Freeport Station, were taken into custody on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19, by Detectives attached to the Anti-Corruption Branch, for their alleged involvements in corruption.
Reports are that on Monday, September 17, the two Constables were on patrol duties, when they saw a motor car, with two men on board, parked at an isolated location in Montego Bay.
It alleged that the cops approached the vehicle and accused the occupants to be involved in homosexual activities.
They proceeded to search them and one of the men was found in possession of $10,000 Jamaican, which was allegedly taken away by the cops.
At that same instant, the off-duty District Constable was passing by, saw what was taking place and allegedly joined in.
All three cops, allegedly demanded that the men pay them a large sum of cash in order not to be arrested and it would not be made public that they are involved in homosexual activities.
Arrangements were made by the men to pay the cops the remainder that they allegedly bargained for, but instead of making the alleged payment, they reported the matter to the Anti-Corruption Branch. Following an investigation, all three officers were taken into custody.