Thursday, 6 December 2012

Police team sacked for playing poker and backgammon and watching TV

When undercover officers hid cameras in a neighbourhood police base they were looking for evidence of serious crimes.

Instead the anti-corruption squad found their colleagues were spending their time playing cards and board games.

Now the shirkers have been axed after the extent of their taxpayer-funded time-wasting antics was revealed.

Hidden cameras and microphones revealed the safer neighbourhood team was so idle that members often did not even bother changing into their uniforms.

After lengthy misconduct proceedings a sergeant and a PC were dismissed last month after a disciplinary panel found them guilty of gross misconduct.

A second PC and all four of the team’s Police Community Support Officers resigned before they could be punished.

Read the full story from the source Mail-on-Line

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