Constable Fitzroy Andrews of the St. Andrew Central Police Division was on Friday March 2, 2018, charged for breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act by detectives from MOCA.
Reports are that on Thursday November 30, 2017, Andrews solicited Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) from a bus driver in order to avoid prosecution for breaches of the Road Traffic Act. Subsequently, the driver gave the Constable Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) and was allowed to continue on his way. Later that day it is alleged that Constable Andrews approached the bus driver requesting the remainder of the money. When his demand was not met, he had the bus taken to the pound.
Subsequently, a report was made to MOCA and an investigation conducted. Following an Identification Parade in which Constable Andrews was positively identified, a file was prepared and sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, who ruled that he be charged.
Constable Andrews will appear in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday March 6, 2018.
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