Amsterdam police suspend seventh cop in 6 weeks

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A police officer walking the beat in Amsterdam. 5 May 2015Photo: Joeppoulssen / DepositPhotos

The Amsterdam police suspended its seventh employee in six weeks. The 55-year-old man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of violating his official confidentiality, corruption and computer intrusion, the police said in a statement.

The Amsterdam team for Security, Integrity and Complaints are investigating, under the guidance of the Public Prosecutor, the police said.

At the end of May, the Amsterdam police suspended an employee on suspicion of fraud and forgery. Last month a total of five police officers were suspended from the same unit, including for breach of duty, stalking, and violation of official confidentiality.

The police did not reveal any of the suspected police officers' identities, and did not say in which departments they worked.