Mark M., the police officer accused of leaking information on ongoing criminal cases to criminals, had access to sensitive police information, even after he failed the AIVD screening. The police had forgotten to retract his log-in authorization.
The general intelligence and security service AIVD was against the hiring of the police officer who is now suspected of selling information on criminal investigations to the underworld on a large-scale. The police seems to have ignored this negative opinion when hiring him.
A police officer assigned to the country’s national investigatory team was arrested last month in what authorities described as “the biggest judicial scandal” in decades. The policeman is suspected of selling confidential information related to investigations to drug trafficking rings and outlaw motorcycle gangs, the NRC reported on Friday.