Breaking News: As the corrupt infested Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) tries to come to grips with internal discipline, at least three of their numbers have been apprehended for what appears to be unprofessional if not criminal conduct.
Report from the police is that a 14/15 year old youngster was searched and an illegal firearm seized from him. The report further states that the police/party or officers involved instead of applying the full force of the law as expected of them … they instead planned an extortion scheme to use the teen as a means to enrich themselves. Three million Jamaican dollars was the sum reportedly being asked from the teen’s parents/guardian to release the teen.
The Police High Command got wind of this plot and set up a sting/undercover operation to nab their own receiving the cash. The culprits got wind of the sting or were either tipped off or became suspicious, but not before they were apprehended and their cell phones confiscated.
Arrested And Charged
They have been arrested and charged for extortion, kidnapping l and other charges. They remain in custody at press time.
The teen in question has been released from custody without being charged.
What a disgraceful and shameful act! Police Officers who have sworn to protect and uphold the law instead have found it necessary to behave as if common criminals. We have no sympathy for such culprits. Let the full force of the law come to bear down on these 3 cops. We hope they get a fair trial as we are all considered innocent unless otherwise found guilty by a competent court of law.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent & photojournalist for Vision Newspaper.