Two Constables from the St. Andrew South Division were recently charged for breaches of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2000 by detectives from MOCA. They are Shemoy Brooks and Theodore Blake.
On Tuesday June 26, 2018, the two Constables contacted the complainant and solicited money for the return of his motor vehicle documents. On Thursday June 28, 2018, the three men met, during which they were offered Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) which was refused; they subsequently agreed on the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars ($8,000.00) and a date and time set for the money to be handed over.
A report was made to MOCA and a covert operation conducted, during which Brooks was seen collecting the Eight Thousand Dollars ($8,000.00) from the complainant on Friday June 29, 2018. He was later arrested, charged and brought before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Thursday July 5. He was offered bail in the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000.00) with surety and travel restrictions.
Blake was later arrested and placed on an Identification Parade where he was positively identified on Monday July 15, resulting in him being charged. He will appear in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday July 18, 2018.
MOCA wishes to remind members of the public who may have any information that could assist in any other investigation to call MOCA at 754-3435 or 906-5099 or 851-0113 or 1-800-CORRUPT or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org More information is on the MOCA.gov.jm website or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MOCAJamaica and follow MOCA on Twitter @MOCAJamaica.