Jamaica Crime News, St James: Three police officers, including two police Constables, attached to the Barnett Street station and a District Constable, attached to the Freeport Police Station, were taken into custody by Detectives attached to the Anti-Corruption Branch, earlier this week, for their alleged involvements in corruption.
The identities of the officers who were arrested on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19 respectively, are now being housed at the Falmouth lock-up in Trelawny, and their identities are being withheld.
Reports are that on Monday afternoon, the two Constables were on patrol duties, when they saw a motor car with two men on board parked at an isolated location.
It is alleged that the cops accused the men of being involved in homosexual activities and proceeded to search them. 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 to avoid being 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 what was required. But instead of making the alleged payment, they reported the matter to the Anti -Corruption Branch and following an investigation, all three officers were taken into custody.
They are presently at the Falmouth lock-up in Trelawny.