A police officer was taken before the Serious Offences Court, on Thursday, charged with corruption two days after being slapped with two drug possession charges.
Ian Jacobs, a 24-year-old constable, pleaded not guilty to the corruption charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne.
He had pleaded similarly, on Tuesday, when he was arraigned on a charge that last Sunday, Oct. 13, at Kingstown Wharf, he had in his possession a controlled drug, to wit 234 grammes of cannabis, with intent to supply it to another.
He further pleaded not guilty to a charge that on the same date and place, he had the drug in his possession for the purpose of drug trafficking
He was granted bail in the sum of EC$2,500 with one surety, and was ordered to report to the Chateaubelair Police Station on Mondays as a part of his bail conditions.
He is to reappear before the court on Nov. 28.
U know whats funny ..the persons who want to do these jobs from the heart because of no qualifications or less nt a good hand writing aint getting through..but these bad eggs will go n spoil what seems to be a good opportunity for some one who is more or willing to stand as a genuine person
The drug charge is obvious but corruption? Actually “corruption” is the easiest charge on earth to find evidence of:
“illegal or unethical behavior conducted by a person or persons in an official position.”
Anyone that does anything not proscribed by procedure can be found to be corrupt. I remember when an employee of the state used (as scratch paper)a piece of paper with the state letterhead on it and was fired for it under misuse of government funds or corruption. If you follow any state employee around all day you will certainly find something that can be termed corrupt. When officers are encouraged by the chain of command to beat people in custody it is also certainly corrupt. This officer will have a difficult time appearing legitimate unless he can beat the drug charge.
Expelled him from the force .
Police are well paid, no need for that.
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