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Senior cop vows to investigate corruption claims

Head of the St Andrew South police, Senior Superintendent Kirk Ricketts, says he takes the allegation of corruption that has been levelled by a 'person of interest' against cops under his command seriously.

Last week, Syron Clarke, 28, of West Port Avenue, Kingston 11, was listed as a person of interests in three murders. Stung by the request from the police, Clarke took to social media and accused members of the Hunts Bay police of corruption.

Ricketts, responding to the allegation, said allegation of wrongdoing will be investigated.

"We will continue to encourage members of the public, particularly those residents and business stakeholders, to report to the police any breach of the law that they are aware of, and we will remain committed to investigate and bring to books any perpetrators of crime and violence," the senior cop said.

Meanwhile, Ricketts said that Clarke has since turned himself into the police.

"We are saying that he is a person of interest in the gang-related activities within the space, and these gang-related activities have resulted in three murders so far, and we want to have that discussion with him. Based on that interview we will see if we are in a position to charge," Ricketts said.

- R.M.