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May 28, 2010

Harold Crooks expected to be charged soon

Harold Crooks, he is the man who was commissioned to evaluate the local police force and wrote the famous Crooks Report between June and November 2008. He is also the man who once headed the Jamaican Special Constabulary Force, but fell from grace when it was disclosed that he was wanted by Jamaican police for sexually assaulting a minor. Crooks was on the lam since March and was captured on Thursday. He is expected to be charged shortly.  Jamaican authorities could not ascertain where Crooks boarded the vessel, the Carnival Liberty Cruise Ship when he was apprehended at the Ocho Rios pier in Jamaica.  But latest reports say he was captured after he reportedly jumped from the ship wearing a life jacket to try to elude police. Authorities got a tip that Crooks was on the ship and conducted a search on the vessel. But when Crooks became aware that cops were onboard to execute a warrant for his arrest, he jumped into the Caribbean Sea. Reports are that Crooks was in Bermuda, but in an interview aired thereafter Crooks revealed that he was in Canada and dared Jamaican authorities to go get him if they quote ‘could stand the cold’ unquote.

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2 Responses for “Harold Crooks expected to be charged soon”

  1. daveyt says:

    So, G.O.B. spent thousands of OUR hard earned taxpayers to hire an ‘Expert’ from a country with probably the most corrupt Government and Police Force in the region, to report on how corrupt our Police are (No mention of the corruption in the corridors of power inBelize), none of which have been acted on, and now he is on remand for child molesting?

    Oh well, more money down the drain, as if the G.O.B. have an ounce of integrity, they should destroy this report, and start all over. Maybe ask the US or UK to help with the next one.

  2. joe says:

    thing is here in Belize we ‘praise’ others from countries that are worst off than ourselves. what has Jamaica produced that can be considered ‘world class’, with the exception of course of their athletes? their red stripe sucks, their music is trash. what needs to be done is that someone from outside of the current Police Department be hired as the new commissioner of Police, perhaps an english or american, someone with no ties to Belize. as to Harold Crooks, he is just as his name sake…’crook’

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