KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday February 27, 2013 – Jamaica police say they have detained four of their colleagues, including a woman, for questioning after a prisoner escaped lawful custody in the western parish of St. James.
Police said they have since recaptured the un-named prisoner who escaped late last month. They said he was re-arrested at the home of a policewoman.
Detectives from the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) also arrested one of their colleagues from the western city of Montego Bay, and two other law enforcement officials from the Westmoreland division on suspicion of being involved in the prisoner's escape.
JCF Director of Communication, Karl Angell, said the four police officers would be questioned in relation to the escape.
“The prisoner who escaped from the lock-up was found at the home of the woman constable. She is in custody and will be questioned during the course of this week. In addition, a special constable was arrested and two other members of the JCF in Westmoreland. They too will be questioned during the course of this week,” Angell said. (CMC) Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)