Seven cops suspended

| 01/08/2014

(CNS): The RCIPS has revealed in records released following a freedom of information request that seven of its officers have been suspended from their jobs. Giving very few details about the rank of the officers or their crimes, they admitted that five of the officers remain on full pay. They are being investigated or going through the courts as a result of infractions ranging from traffic offences to serious corruption. Four officers are being investigated under the anti-corruption law and another under the penal code; a sixth is facing investigation in relation to customs and a seventh traffic. Of these CNS understands that just three cases are before the courts, one relates to an officer and his wife charged with perverting the course of justice, another is a careless driving case and the the third is facing domestic violence charges.

The police have often been accused of sweeping infractions by officers under the carpet and quietly removing or moving officers accused of breaking the law. However, following the conviction of Elvis Ebanks for corruption recently, the police have said they will pursue any allegations against its officers who fall foul of the law.

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