A police officer who ridiculed a female colleague in front of 140 fellow cops during a Christmas party last year, is guilty of dereliction of duty and has to hand in 16 hours of leave, the court in Maastricht ruled. Dressed as Sinterklaas, the officer mocked his colleague's failed relationship in a poem and song, NOS reports.
Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs gave the municipality of Zaanstad permission to ban known trouble-makers and people with a criminal record from renting homes in the problem neighborhoods of Poelenburg and Peldersveld. According to the municipality, this selection policy is the only way to improve the quality of life in these neighborhoods, Het Parool reports.
A 23-year-old man from Almere and a 35-year-old woman from Drachten were arrested in Meppel on Sunday afternoon for assaulting a train conductor and a police officer, the Telegraaf reports.
During a ticket check on the train, the conductor found that the man was not traveling with a valid transport ticket - he had someone else's ticket and had scratched off the picture. And the woman had not checked in at the station. The man insulted and assaulted the conductor.
A police officer was nearly strangled by a group of intoxicated party-goers in Zutphen during the early hours of Sunday morning. A 22-year-old man from Bronkhorst was arrested for attempted murder, the Zutphen police said in a statement on Facebook.
The police responded to Schupstoel around 3:30 a.m. after reports of a fight. A 24-year-old man tried to run away from the police. Officers caught up to him on Zaadmarkt and arrested him. The man resisted and some friends came to help him.
Police officers in Rotterdam were threatened by supporters of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb wrote to the city council. According to him, there were "several signs of threat and intimidation" and these were mostly directed at officers with a Turkish background, RTL Nieuws reports.
The man arrested for stabbing a police officer in the neck in Amsterdam this weekend, is a 23-year-old Russian man without fixed address. The police identified him based on fingerprints, Het Parool reports.
The man is well known to the German authorities due to theft and violent crimes, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.
A police officer from Schinnen is being prosecuted for sexually abusing an underage girl, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to L1. The police officer was suspended by the police department in Heerlen early in November.
According to Limburg media, the police officer is suspected of sexually abusing a girl he met at a youth welfare club in Schinnen. Both the cop and the underage girl volunteered at youth club Jongeren Intiatief Schinnen.
The police judge in The Hague on Wednesday sentenced Ricardo U. to four months in jail for assaulting a police officer at a New Year's party in Zoetermeer. The 46-year-old man from Moerkapelle must also spend the next two New Year's at home, the Telegraaf reports.
One month of the prison sentence is conditionally suspended. The sentence is equal to what the Public Prosecutor demanded.
A motorcycle police officer accused of of knocking over a scooter rider, seriously injuring him, was acquitted of attempted manslaughter. The Eindhoven cop was found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm and sentenced to 100 hours of community service, Omroep Brabant reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 120 hours of community service, one day in prison and a 29 day suspended prison sentence. According to the Public Prosecutor, the 43-year-old cop took a massive risk when he pushed the suspect over while the scooter was in motion.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 100 hours of community service in the Amsterdam court on Tuesday against a police officer who shot then 28-year-old Marvin Gabier in the leg in Amsterdam Zuidoost in 2014, Het Parool reports.
A police officer in Eindhoven is being prosecuted for hitting a pedestrian with his car, causing serious injury, in August. The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal police investigations, looked into the incident and based on that investigation the Public Prosecutor decided to prosecute, NOS reports.
The incident happened on Sunday, August 7th. The officer was responding to a report, but could not move his car because a group of people was in the way. He drove in their direction at walking speed.
A police officer in Emmen caused quite a commotion on social media with a tweet about "Moroccan chancers" who tried to catch a train after missing a bus. The Emmen police reprimanded the neighborhood officer and instructed him to take the tweet down.
The officer wrote on Twitter: "Last train in Emmen with some Moroccan chancers who wanted to go to Ter Apel, but missed the bus. Fine walk then!"
A Gelderland police officer was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually abusing a then 12-year-old boy and for making and possessing child pornography. The 49-year-old man's 41-year-old partner received the same sentence, but with one year conditionally suspended
A police officer working in the Noord-Nederland unit was fired on the grounds of serious dereliction of duty. The officer was caught driving under the influence and showed up for work drunk several times
A break in in a police officer's private car in Apeldoorn on Monday led to the loss of confidential information on an ongoing investigation, among other things.
A police officer caught selling MH17 related items on classifieds site Marktplaats, will not be prosecuted, the police announced on Friday. He will also not be dismissed, but he was demoted and put on probation.
Oranje resident Hilda van der Heide has filed charges against the police officer who pulled her away from Justice State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff's car during a protest against asylum seekers in the Drenthe village in October.
A bomb exploded in a Heerlen police officer's car around 02:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The Limburg police are investigating.
A 42 year old Rotterdam police officer is suspected of misusing police systems to start sexual relationships with vulnerable women.
The police officer who ran over 18 year old Memphis van Veen in 2013 is appealing against the sentence he received by the court, AD reports.
The police officer who was assaulted by three Ajax youth players, has filed a damage claim, her law firm Schut/Oostig from Assen announced on Thursday, RTL reports.
The police unions have handed Justice Minister Ard van der Steur an ultimatum to come up with a better collective proposal than the last offer from former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, the police union Nederlandse Politiebond wrote in a statement. The new Justice Minister has until April 13th to respond, after which "tougher actions" can be expected from police personnel.
The officer that hit 18 year old Memphis van Veen with his car in March 2013 in Eindhoven, will be appearing in the court in Den Bosch today. He is suspected of causing a fatal accident, Omroep Brabant reports.
Investigative television program Bureau Rijnmond and Politie.nl are releasing pictures of Rotterdam Feyenoord fans suspected of public violence in Rome. Many of the Dutch football team's fans were implicated in riots that took place before a Europa League match against AS Roma.