Police corruption case delayed again
Guardian Senior Reporter
Published: Oct 10, 2013
A magistrate yesterday gave the prosecution a final chance to begin its corruption case against a policewoman.
Prosecutor in the Office of the Attorney General Abigail Farrington told Magistrate Andrew Forbes that she was not ready to begin the case against Constable Shakia Hinsey.
Forbes said he would adjourn the case one last time as the matter had been adjourned on numerous occasions since her arraignment last September.
Prosecutors allege that Farrington defrauded Shenique Major of $800 between June 28 and July 31, 2012 by dishonestly claiming that the cash would be used to cancel outstanding traffic tickets and warrants, knowing she was not authorized to do so. It is further claimed that Hinsey did the same on August 31, this time collecting $500 from Major.
Hinsey is on $7,500 bail. The case has been adjourned to February 5.