Four Rotterdam cops ensnared in embezzlement case

Lady Justice (Picture: Twitter/@danvelton). (Lady Justice (Picture: Twitter/@danvelton))

Four police officers form the Police Unit Rotterdam are in court today facing charges of firing their weapons against the rules, making false statements in a police report and embezzling money.

Two others are suspected of firing their guns on a car and then lying about it in their statements in an attempt to cover up their mistakes. The Public Prosecutor has demanded 18 months in prison against these two, AD reports. The officers shooting at a car is particularly serious, according to the Prosecutor. They are accused of deliberately trying to kill the three involved people.

Another officer is suspected of embezzling money and insurance fraud in his roll as president of the kennel club De IJsselstroom in Capelle aan den IJssel. This happened outside his role as police officer, but is still considered very serious as it affects the image of the police.

The fourth officer is suspected of writing speeding fines and then putting the money in his own pocket.