Detention hearing set in police bribery case - - Jackson, MS

Detention hearing set in police bribery case

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A detention hearing has been set for July 5 for a Jackson police officer who wants out of jail to await trial on charges that he and two other officers took bribes.

The officers - Monyette Quintel Jefferson, Terence Dale Jenkins and Anthony Ricardo Payne - were arraigned in March. Their trial is set for Aug. 7.

Jefferson has been trying to get released on bond, but the government has opposed that because prosecutors say he's dangerous.

All three have pleaded not guilty.

In a six-count indictment, Jefferson is accused of accepting more than $20,000 in bribes and Jenkins and Payne are accused of accepting $10,000 each.

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