A constable attached to the Trelawny police has been sentenced to 2 years hard labour for accepting a $20,000 bribe.
The incident occurred way back in 2011, but a slow justice system could only pass sentence in the Resident Magistrates Court on Friday, December 2.
Curated from Loop Jamaica:
Campbell was convicted for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.
The constable had reportedly solicited a bribe from a motorist in 2011, while he was part of a team conducting mobile patrol duties along the Granville main road in Trelawny.
They had stopped and searched a blue Honda Civic motor car with three men abroad and found a large sum of money and a quantity of ganja.
Campbell reportedly solicited and accepted a sum of $20,000 from the motorist in order not to prosecute him for breaches of the Road Traffic Act and the Dangerous Drug Act.
A member of the patrol team subsequently reported the matter to the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Anti-Corruption Branch, resulting in Campbell being arrested and charged in May 2011.