Police constable back in custody
Special constable Jimmy Thorne is in trouble with the law again.
This time the 37-year-old officer of Coach Hill, St John, who was previously nabbed on drug charges, has been arrested and charged with the offence of “attempting to pervert the course of justice”.
In a brief statement today lawmen said the charge arose from an investigation into a report made by a member of the public.
Earlier this month the special constable; his brother Jamal Andre Thorne, a 32-year-old carpenter of Cherry Grove, St John; and Ross Ryan Ashton, a businessman who resides at Block 4D Rosemont, Deacons Road, St Michael, were charged in relation to the seizure of 10 pounds of marijuana and subsequently released on $35,000 bail after spending a week in jail.
At that time, Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale had specifically told the police officer: “Apart from reporting, keep away from police stations. That is the only time you should be at a police station. I don’t want it to be said that you were trying to influence anyone or tampering with evidence or anything like that.”