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Third police officer involved in murder of St Andrew tiler over alleged bribery deal was reported during an identification parade on Friday afternoon.

A corporate sector judge had given police until 4 p.m. Friday to charge the cop.

The order was made by Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court following a request for the cop’s release by his lawyers Peter Champagnie and Richard Lynch.

The habeas corpus application was filed after the witness failed to report the cop during previous ID parades.

Judge Leighton Morris, in granting the order, indicated that he would give the Independent Commission of Inquiries (INDECOM) one last opportunity to put its house in order.

Charges are expected soon against the unnamed cop who left the island the day Phillip Wallace, 29, was murdered in his community of East Kirkland Heights in Red Hills in July.

Two other police officers charged in the case, Corporal Miguel Ebanks and Constable Purcell Carter, were remanded in custody again on Friday when their bail applications were denied.

They are due back in court on September 6.

The two officers were charged following an investigation by INDECOM, with the support of the Jamaican Police, and a decision by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions,

the gleaner first reported that on Saturday, July 16, a witness alleged that rogue cops carried out the murder and fired the shots, after a bribe turned sour.

Wallace was reportedly killed after refusing to pay cops more than $100,000 to drop a case against him. He reportedly filed a complaint with the authorities after paying a sum of money.

Wallace was shot several times and his wife, who was allegedly targeted, had to run for her life.

The cops are attached to the Constant Spring Police Station.

– Andre Williams

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