Another suspected cop linked to Wilders' security team
The police officer from The Hague unit arrested on suspicion of leaking information on Tuesday, spent some time working in the security team responsible for protecting PVV leader Geert Wilders, the Public Prosecutor said on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.
The 31-year-old cop is suspected of violating professional secrecy and civil corruption.
According to the Prosecutor, the man was training to become a body guard at the police academy in the second half of last year. In January and February of this year he did his practical training under the Safety and Security Department - the police department responsible for protecting the royal family and threatened politicians, like Wilders.
"He trained at various parts of the Department, including the team responsible for protecting prominent people, such as Geert Wilders", the Prosecutor said, according to the newspaper. "Wilders has been informed about this."
Wilders called it incredible that the officer was part of his security team. According to him, the Department previously informed him about it and asked him to keep it secret, and then backtracked and said the man didn't work on his team. "And now, the Prosecutor also confirms it." he said, according to NU.nl. "The person involved was indeed in my team and walked the party's corridors. Luckily no longer."
This is the second time a police officer connected to Wilders' team is suspected of leaking information. In February Faris K. was arrested on suspicion of the same offense. K. formed part of Wilders' security team, but was not part of the inner circle around the PVV leader. He was responsible for checking locations before the politician arrived.