Cops Sentenced to Twenty-seven Months for Breaching the Corruption Prevention Act
Detective Woman Corporal Valrie McIntosh and Constable Otwani Deer were found guilty and sentenced to nine months and eighteen months imprisonment respectively for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act of 2000 when they appeared in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Friday, July 26, 2019.
Their convictions and imprisonment stem from an incident which took place on Sunday January 13, 2013, when Detective Corporal McIntosh and Constable Deer both attached to the St. Andrew North Division, corruptly solicited One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) from the complainant in order to forebear a charge against him for breaching his bail condition. The complainant explained to cops that he did not have that amount at hand however; he could give them Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) and pay the remaining by the following evening to which they agreed.
A report was subsequently made to then Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), and a file prepared and submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP), who ruled that Detective Woman Corporal McIntosh and Constable Otwani Deer be charged for Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act 2000. Both were brought before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court where the matter was tried and resulted in a guilty verdict.
Both McIntosh and Deer indicated that they will be appealing the sentencing and have since been offered bail in the sum of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) with sureties.
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