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Police misconduct on the rise in Johor, top cop says

(Source: sg.news.yahoo.com)

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said most of the misconduct and disciplinary cases involving policemen were matters related to police engagement, criminal activity and drugs. — Picture by Roslan Khamis

PONTIAN, JAN 10 — Johor police recorded an increase in policemen involved in misconduct and disciplinary matters last year compared with the corresponding period in 2016.

Statistics released by the Johor police contingent headquarters revealed that there were 394 officers and rank-and-file personnel involved in misconduct in the state throughout 2017.

In 2016, only 353 policemen were reported to be involved.

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said most of the misconduct and disciplinary cases involving policemen were matters related to police engagement, criminal activity and drugs.

“However, the investigation papers opened for both 2017 and 2016 remained the same at 253 cases,” he said after an official visit to the Pontian district police headquarters here today.

He said the state top brass viewed such misconduct among police personnel as a serious matter.

In a related development, Mohd Khalil said corruption cases involving policemen saw a sharp decrease of 51.7 per cent for last year compared with the previous year.

“The ratio of policemen involved in misconduct from the Johor police contingent in 2017 stood at 394 policemen against a total manpower of 10,200.

“This was only a 3.9 per cent of the entire Johor police contingent involved,” he said, adding that he will ensure that there was no room for policemen to commit misconduct in the state.

Yesterday, Malay Mail reported the arrest of a policeman who was allegedly part of a rogue police gang that targeted and robbed foreigners.

 

A 33-year-old lance-corporal, attached to the Iskandar Puteri district police, was arrested after an identification parade at the Johor Baru North district police serious crimes unit on Monday.

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