Cops caught in private party face getting the boot

KUALA LUMPUR: A deputy superintendent of police and an inspector are facing sacking options for participating in a private party where drugs were found, in a luxury hotel in the city during the lockdown.

Bukit Aman’s Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya (pic) said stern action will be taken against the DSP and inspector, including the possibility of sacking them.

Both of them, he said, were found to be habitual offenders.

“This is not their first indiscretion. We will propose to the Management Department to terminate their services, ” he said.

He said JIPS is also weighing the actions against another inspector and a rank-and-file policeman who were arrested at the party.

The four and 28 others were caught by Dang Wangi police in the raid at the hotel at 2am on Sunday.

Aside from breaking the Covid-19 lockdown SOP, drugs were also found at the scene.

“As police officers and personnel, they should have shown better conduct, ” he said.

Comm Zamri said JIPS will continue to take action against bad apples in the force.

“Our actions are ongoing and those who are involved in wrongdoings will be dealt with, ” he said.

Twenty people were issued with compounds, for partying during the lockdown and breaching the SOP, while 12 others -- four policemen and eight foreigners -- were being investigated for organising the event.

Meanwhile, on the issue of a police officer who was remanded for allegedly raping a single mother in a room at the Kota Baru police headquarters, Comm Zamri said the officer will be suspended once he is charged in court.

“I am deeply upset at wrongdoings and offences committed by police personnel and officers that keep happening despite the directives given.

“He will be suspended once he is charged. If he is convicted, we will terminate his employment, ” he added.

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