Cop acquitted of corruption charge

JAMAICA – A police corporal accused of soliciting $200,000 from a teacher to dispose of an alleged sexual offence case file has been acquitted of corruption charges in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Detective Corporal Shawayne Whyte, who was assigned to the Area 4 Scenes of Crime Unit, was freed two weeks ago as the complainant testified that he was unable to say if the person with whom he spoke on the phone was, in fact, Whyte.

The prosecution conceded then that it didn’t have sufficient evidence to prove its case against Whyte, who was represented by attorneys Peter Champagnie and Kemar Robinson. Whyte — who was arrested and charged on October 16, 2014 — had been on trial for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.(Jamaica Observer/photo:…[+]


Source: Dutch Caribbean News Cop acquitted of corruption charge