Constable Charged for Corruption
Acting on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Constable Chantel Stephenson of the Motorized Patrol Division (MPD) was on Monday June 11, 2018 arrested and charged for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act 2000 by detectives from MOCA.
Allegations are that on Tuesday May 2, 2017 Constable Stephenson and another policeman were both on duty along the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway when they signaled the complainant to stop, he complied and exited the vehicle. The motor vehicle documents were then handed over to Constable Stephenson who observed that the Registration of Fitness had expired. The Constable proceeded to tell the complainant that he would be arrested and charged and the vehicle seized. The complainant pleaded with the Constable for leniency and it is at that time Stephenson corruptly solicited Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) and later accepted the sum of Seven Thousand Dollars ($7,000.00).
A report was subsequently made to MOCA and a file prepared and submitted to DPP who ruled that Constable Stephenson be charged for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act 2000. He was offered bail when he appear before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court and is to return to court on July 13, 2018.
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