SSP James Forbes Cleared of Corruption Charges and Takes His Leave Before Going on Retirement

Saturday, July 31, 2021, 8:35 AM

James Forbes, the Senior Superintendent of Police, spoke of his plans to go on vacation and other leave after he spent one day on the job. He had his more than a six-year-old criminal corruption conviction set aside by the Court of Appeal in February, and went back to his job in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on Wednesday. 

His leave will end on November 25, which is his 60th birthday, at that point he will retire.


The senior officer was reinstated in the JCF after the Police Service commission decided that he should be reinstated.

Added to freeing Forbes of the corruption charges, the Court of Appeal ordered the state to reimburse the $800,000 fine that he paid upon conviction, immediately in February.

However, it was reported that Forbes has not received the reimbursement as yet.

It is now possible that Forbes will receive his full retirement benefits when he retires, this is so because all charges against him were cleared.

 In 2014, Forbes was convicted in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for attempting to pervert the course of justice shortly after an incident in 2012, in which Bruce Bicknell was issued a traffic ticket, for speeding.

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