- Mar 26, 2010
Port Elizabeth - Disgraced detective Alicia Beeming, convicted on a charge of defeating the ends of justice, was jailed to an effective four years behind bars by the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Beeming, a former member of the Gang Task Team, had kept mum on the whereabouts of a wanted notorious gangster Hans Jordaan, who turned out to be her then-secret lover.
The specialist investigator had information on the whereabouts of Jordaan, but kept silent about it while her unit searched for him in connection with an attempted murder charge related to a gang shooting in 2014.
Beeming had access to both covert and overt intelligence, as well as case dockets investigated by the Gang Task Team unit, all privileged information.
Beeming’s sentence was finally handed down four years after the trial kicked off in March 2015. She pleaded guilty to the charge and was convicted in August 2017. Magistrate Onke Myataza said the protracted delay during the trial was “unprecedented and regrettable”.
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/eastern-cape/disgraced-pe-cop-alicia-beeming-jailed-for-protecting-gangster-lover-19881027