A total of 134 police officers in the Netherlands were fired or suspended for violating integrity rules last year, an 8 percent increase compared to 2017. The most common reason for disciplinary action taken against a police officer was "violation of standards in private life", followed by leaking, abusing or withholding information, according to figures the police released on Thursday.
A team chief of the Leiden police was placed on leave after she called public attention to racism, abuse of power and bullying within the police organization this summer. She was sent home because her criticism caused "too much internal tensions" at the police unit Den Haag, which covers Leiden, NRC reports.
The Amsterdam police took disciplinary measures against eight employees for being in possession of or using hard drugs in their free time, the police said in a statement.
All eight employees were suspended while the Security, Integrity and Complaints Department of the Amsterdam police investigates. The suspended police officers are suspected of a breach of duty. "No further announcements will be made during the investigation", the police said.
A police spokesperson could not tell NH Nieuws whether these eight cases are connected.
The Ministry of Defense suspended a sergeant major because he has links with outlaw motorcycle gangs. This is the first time that Defense suspended an employee because of links to biker gangs, according to NOS.
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.
A firefighter in the Amsterdam-Amstelland fire department was suspended for making racist comments to a colleague, a spokesperson for the fire department confirmed to the Telegraaf on Sunday.
The suspended firefighter is employed as a commander in the fire department. The spokesperson could give no further information about the firefighter or the investigation against him.
Tilburg secondary vocational school De Rooi Pannen fired one teacher and suspended another for getting drunk on a school trip to Rome, school director Tiny Pheninckx said to RTL Nieuws.
Pheninckx did not want to go into the details of what happened. "But it wasn't just a glass of beer on a terrace."
A 30-year-old teaching assistant at Het Relief school in Enschede was suspended with immediate effect after the parents of a 15-year-old student accused him of sexually abusing their son, AD reports.
An Amsterdam firefighter appeared in court on Friday to fight his suspension for discirminatory behavior. This happened one day after Mayor Eberhard van der Laan discussed a damning report by new fire department commander Leen Schaap about the culture within the city's fire department with the General Affairs committee. Van der Laan promised improvement, AT5 reports.
A doctor in Geertruidenberg, Eindhoven had his GP's license suspended for six months after he had sex with a female patient. The suspension was imposed on him by the Regional Disciplinary Board in Eindhoven. The doctor's practice will be closed until July 3rd of this year, Omroep Brabant reports.
The Regional Disciplinary Tribunal in Eindhoven suspended a doctor in Brabant for six months for a sexual relationship he had with a patient, Omroep Brabant reports.
After two appointments with the doctor, the female patient asked the doctor if he was single. They chatted online and had sex in her home. The woman found out that the doctor was already in a relationship and refused to make an end to it. So she decided to file a complaint with the disciplinary committee.
Amsterdam police commissioner Ad Smit, 64, was suspended. He is being investigated for "embezzlement in service" - for years he privately used tickets to the Amsterdam Arena and Ziggo Dome, where he was police chief, according to Het Parool.
Football club SCH from Nijmegen is taking disciplinary steps against players and the team involved in a brawl with Germania Groesbeek on Saturday. Several people were injured, two seriously enough to go to the hospital, the Gelderlander reports.
At least four employees of the Amsterdam municipality were or will be dismissed because they are suspected of fraud involving several million euros, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan wrote in a letter to the Amsterdam city council on Tuesday. A procedure for dismissal is underway
Nyenrode Business University is investigating the conduct of director Anton Busselman after the Amsterdam branch of the private university complained about his behavior during a recent study tour to China, NRC reports based on the complaint which the paper has in its possession. Busselman decided to step down indefinitely due to this investigation.