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Cops, cronies accused of attempted break-in get $600000 bail

As it turns out, authorities in Jamaica racking their brains trying to figure out how to staunch the ceaseless flow of violent crimes, must also guard against crooked cops. The crime culture on that island has permeated all levels of society, from the top, all the way to the bottom. A few police are even trying to outdo their criminal counterparts.

Read Keith Rowley: Corruption widespread in Trinidad & Tobago

Keith Rowley recently spoke about corruption at all levels; government and just about everybody else. But what he described for Trinidad and Tobago is also true, not just for Jamaica, but the entire region. Crooked cops are something we all have in our midst in the islands.

The two Kingston western cops implicated in an attempted break-in at a bar in the capital have each been offered bail in the sum of $600,000.

Two civilians who were also charged in the incident were also offered bail in the same amount.

The four appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday.

Constables Daenard Meikle and Christopher Campbell are charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act, attempted shop breaking and conspiracy in relation to shop breaking. 

Higglers Odarie Frazer and Rushawn Alvaranga of Orange Street addresses in Kingston are charged with breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act, attempted shop breaking and conspiracy to shop breaking. 

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Cops, cronies accused of attempted break-in get $600000 bail  Jamaica Gleaner


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