According to Go-Jamaica, Nine cops are now under investigation, regarding their alleged illicit interaction with dancehall deejay, Vybz Kartel, and other persons connected to him.
It had been earlier reported that six police personnel were under investigation, but head of the Anti-Corruption Branch Assistant Commissioner Justin Felice said the number has now moved up to nine.
Additionally, reports revealed that the officer also accepted money from one of the suspects in Kartel’s murder trial in exchange for visitation rights. Subsequently, the suspect was not searched before being allowed into an area of the Constant Spring lock-up off limits to the public; spending a considerable amount of time with Kartel while law enforcement officials allowed the illegal meeting to take place.
ACP Felice also confirmed that the police have video evidence implicating the cops.
Kartel is currently facing two murder charges, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
The artiste, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and his stylist Calvin ‘Moonie’ Haye, deejay Shawn Storm, and Kiro Jones have been charged with the August 16 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Kartel has also been charged, along with other men, with the July 11, murder of Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton, a 27-year-old businessman and promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine.