Tilburg cop leaked info to criminals: prosecutor

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A sign hanging in front of a Dutch police post. April 30, 2006Photo: M.M.Minderhoud via Michiel1972Wikimedia CommonsCC-BY-SA

The police believe that a group of Moroccan criminals had help from a corrupt Tilburg police officer in 2014, the Public Prosecutor said in the criminal case against the former dog handler on Thursday, ANP report.

According to the Prosecutor, the officer gave the criminals police system information about the whereabouts of a rival. The information was used to put pressure on the rival's family. Attacks were carried out at the homes of the man's uncle, father and girlfriend in Nieuwegein in quick succession.

The Prosecutor demanded 10 days in prison plus 240 hours of community service against the 42-year-old former officer. According to the Prosecutor, the police must be absolutely honest and this officer's actions affected the rule of law. "We must be able to trust that police officers are honest and have no other motives."