Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 29, 2016 (RSCNPF):
According to a press release from the Public Relations Unit of the St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Police Constable, No. 772 Cleavon Chumney who was arrested on Tuesday night (September 27) on suspicion of the introduction of contraband into Her Majesty’s prison has been formally charged and cautioned.
Constable Chumney has been charged with the following offences:
Criminal Offences: (1) Possession of Cannabis, (2) Possession of Cannabis with intent to supply, (3)Unlawfully conveying Cannabis to Her Majesty’s Prison, (4) Unlawfully conveying Tobacco to Her Majesty’s Prison, (5) Unlawfully conveying 5 lighters to Her Majesty’s Prison.
Chumney also faces a charge of Discreditable Conduct. This charge is disciplinary in nature.
In relation to the charge been brought against the Officer the release quotes the Commissioner of Police Mr. Ian M. Queeley as saying, “I echo what I have previously said, as upholders of the law, we expect our officers to maintain the highest standards of integrity. We will not condone wrong doing and everyone is responsible for their actions and will be held accountable. Officers who engage in corrupt practices will face the consequences as prescribed by law….the investigations are completed and the appropriate actions have been taken.”
The release further stated that the officer in question has been suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of these charges.