The Dutch police impose unrealistically high expectations on alibis, which can have serious consequences for innocent suspects, according to PhD research by criminal psychologist Ricardo Nieuwkamp of Maastricht University. Only 2 percent of innocent suspects are able to give the police an alibi that they will accept, the Volkskrant reports.
Dutch detectives are struggling under a massive workload and as a result can only get to a fraction of their tasks, police union NPB says in a new report that will be sent to the Tweede Kamer on Tuesday. The Netherlands is turning into a "narco state" where drug trafficking thrives and most criminal groups are left undisturbed, the union warns in the report that NOS has in its position.
A majority of community officers in the Netherlands believe that organized crime can continue virtually unchecked in the cities, according to a study by two Police Academy scientists on behalf of the National Police. According to the community officers, there are too few detectives and this hampers the work of uniformed officers, the Volkskrant reports.
The highly experienced detective from the National Investigation Services held for allegedly selling confidential information to criminals is likely the first of several more arrests to come, NRC journalist Marcel Haenen told NOS Radio 1 Journaal.
Rotterdam detectives seized over a million euros from homes and business of a suspicious customs officer and his acquaintances, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) states.The investigation turned up 1.17 million euros in cash in shopping bags during a search of the customs officer's home in ’s-Gravenzande, Zuid-Holland,