Cop fired for bus driver attack

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A 35-year-old police officer, who abused a bus driver last year July on Ameland, was fired, announced the National Police in Driebergen. The officer was already suspended since the occurrence in the Summer, pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation.

The officer was off duty when he got into an argument with the bus driver over what he perceived as an unsafe situation in traffic. The situation escalated when the officer showed his ID and the bus ended up on the shoulder of the road. The startled passengers safely got off the bus and the driver managed to get the off duty officer off the bus, after which he called the police. The driver suffered minor injuries. The officer was fired due to serious neglect of his duties.

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