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300 police officers subjected to disciplinary action in 2014

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The number of police officers and police personnel subjected to disciplinary action in 2014 fell by 89 to 300, the National Police Agency said. It was the second straight decrease.

The NPA said the number included 35 dismissals and 68 suspensions, TBS reported Friday. The number of arrests was 71, 15 less than in 2013.

Reasons for disciplinary action included improper conduct toward a member of the opposite sex, such as molesting and sexual harassment (in 80 cases), theft, fraud and embezzlement (67 cases) and destruction of evidence (37), the NPA said.

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Yep I believe that.

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The number of police officers and police personnel subjected to disciplinary action in 2014 fell by 89 to 300

Wow, that's a huge decrease. Of course, there's no manipulation of the data...

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SHAME

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"Reasons for disciplinary action included improper conduct toward a member of the opposite sex, such as molesting and sexual harassment (in 80 cases), theft, fraud and embezzlement (67 cases) and destruction of evidence (37), the NPA said." definitely qualifies for their own column.

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Just love that list of offenses. Sexual harassment, molestation, embezzlement, fraud, theft and destruction of evidence. All this coming from a police force that 'claims' to have one of the highest arrest rates in the world. It would seem a large percentage of the arrests are fellow officers and another large percentage are the result of destruction of evidence and forced confessions. Outstanding!

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Interestingly, all 300 of these dropkicks stated : "I had been drinking heavily and don't remember anything."

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I have worked with the Japanese police force and it is an old-fashioned mess of a boys-club. The job attracts bullies, sexual deviants and control and uniform freaks.

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In the field of law enforcement it is never easy to deal with employee discipline. There are forces that tend to complicate the procedural and substantive aspects of employee discipline. There is greater accountability among the police departments and officers actions. The behaviors of officers may have life altering consequences for the public and unauthorized behaviors or actions can have dire legal consequences for officers and their agencies. In the end ensuring that police officers act in accordance with law, departmental policy, rules, and training is an indispensable element of effective police management.

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If they want to keep their jobs, they had best toe the line.

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The Japanese police need to be more TRANSPARENT and be able to get rid of these idiot fool bad apples!

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Bad cops are in every country!!

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I have worked with the Japanese police force and it is an old-fashioned mess of a boys-club. The job attracts bullies, sexual deviants and control and uniform freaks.

Well, consider this, the people who are hired are Japanese police are government employees, commonly called "koumunin" , and nothing of what you wrote here counts with regards to how they are hired.

Koumuin are hired based upon entry test results.

The " job" attracts only those who can pass a specific test system and not what you are inferring here.

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The " job" attracts only those who can pass a specific test system

So people who cannot pass the test are not interested in becoming police? That doesn't make sense - that would mean the test has a 100% pass rate (since only people who could pass it would want to take it). And how would someone know whether or not they can pass the test if they haven't taken it?

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Well, consider this, the people who are hired are Japanese police are government employees, commonly called "koumunin" , and nothing of what you wrote here counts with regards to how they are hired.

Koumuin are hired based upon entry test results.

The " job" attracts only those who can pass a specific test system and not what you are inferring here.

Wait, what? I can't understand what you're trying to say here.

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Bad cops are in every country!! but Japan seems to one of the best in covering the fact

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The NPA said the number included 35 dismissals and 68 suspensions, TBS reported Friday. The number of arrests was 71, 15 less than in 2013.

Reasons for disciplinary action included improper conduct toward a member of the opposite sex, such as molesting and sexual harassment (in 80 cases), theft, fraud and embezzlement (67 cases) and destruction of evidence (37), the NPA said.

So... in reporting the numbers they've conveniently hidden crimes that warrant jail time with crimes that normally do not. Molesting is not "improper conduct", it's a CRIME that deserves jail time. By mixing in the molestation numbers with the sexual harassment numbers (which normally will not warrant jail time) they can hide the fact that criminals in the police force aren't even ARRESTED, never mind imprisoned!

67 cases of theft, fraud, and embezzlement. 37 cases of destruction of evidence. Some unknown portion of 80 that represents the cases of molestation. But out of all those cases, there were only 71 arrests?! Even assuming that some criminals had multiple charges, that seems a bit weak.

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Bad cops are in every country!! but Japan seems to one of the best in covering the fact

I respectfully disagree. It's rare that I come across a story of the police engaging in bad behaviour in my neck of the woods, but I'm pretty sure it happens. Then only time we read of something questionable is when a police officer kills someone, and then a grand jury decides not to prosecute and the officers have the full support of their peers. The J-cops are surprisingly transparent in my opinion.

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I think there are a lot more jcop crimes that slip under the radar, or are hidden from public eyes

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