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Law-Enforcement Agencies in Jamaica On The Hunt For Wanted Former Police Officers

Jamaica’s chief prosecutor has ruled that criminal charges be filed against a former police constable whose arrest of an elderly man for gun and ammunition offenses was undermined by video footage.

61-year-old taxi operator Leroy Laud, who was jailed for nearly two years before the video evidence brought an end to his trial, has also filed a lawsuit against the State seeking damages for malicious prosecution and false imprisonment.

However, charges have not yet been laid against the ex-cop, who The Sunday Gleaner will not name, because local law-enforcement authorities have not been able to locate him, multiple sources have revealed.

He reportedly resigned from the Jamaica Constabulary Force following an exposé by The Sunday Gleaner on the Laud case and amid a probe by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

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