Crown makes third attempt to prosecute cop

| 14/04/2014

(CNS): A police officer accused of blackmail and breach of trust appeared in the dock in Grand Court Monday at the opening of a jury trial for the third time in less than six months. Elvis Kelsey Ebanks is accused of asking a Filipino national for a $500 bribe to avoid a prosecution following the possible theft of a phone at the Auto Spa in Red Bay. Two previous trials were halted as a result of problems with Tagalog speaking interpreters, as the key witness against the local cop has only limited English. Following the selection of a jury, the crown opened its case again against Ebanks who has denied asking for a bribe and told police that the man had offered to loan him money.

The case is set to continue in Grand Court one through this week and next before Justice Charles Quin and a jury of four women and three men

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