Officers penalised harshly for perjury

7th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 May 2007, ARNHEM – The court in Arnhem has penalised two Nijmegen police officers harshly for perjury. They lied about a fight which broke out after the four-day walking marathon in Nijmegen in 2005.

7 May 2007

ARNHEM – The court in Arnhem has penalised two Nijmegen police officers harshly for perjury. They lied about a fight which broke out after the four-day walking marathon in Nijmegen in 2005.

One of the officers claimed that he struck a visitor at the festivities after being struck himself. But video footage of the event does not show any evidence that he was struck first. The officer has been sentenced to 15 months in prison, five suspended. He is also prohibited from serving on the police force for five years.

Another officer, who backed up his colleague's claims, was sentenced to six months in prison, three of which suspended, and is prohibited from serving on the force for 2.5 years.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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