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Drunk police officer falls asleep on street, losing case documents

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How unprofessional can you get?

21 ( +26 / -5 )

Another pillar of society.

1 ( +19 / -18 )

The police said the documents contain personal information such as the suspect's birthdate, home address, and workplace, but have determined that the materials have not been misused so far.

A few hours after getting lost? that is meaningless, the investigator must be made fully responsible for the loss. Too often they just get a slap in the hand for something that would put a civilian at risk of prison time.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

It's as if he just wanted to teach us all a lesson of what not to do...

8 ( +10 / -2 )

This is now the second time in recent history that a public official has been carrying sensitive material, got drunk and lost said material. There has to be a more punitive punishment for these actions, not just the proverbial slap on the wrist.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

The police chief will apologize with a deep bow and the careless investigator will get a pay cut for a couple of months. Then people will forget and it’ll be business as usual.

4 ( +15 / -11 )

7 drinks & passes out on the street?! He is a cheap night out.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

What are you going to do? It happens!

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

but have determined that the materials have not been misused so far.

Yep, just make it up as you go along.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

This is just a guess but this is something that always seems to happen in Amagasaki. Anybody know?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I previously worked at a job where document security is a big deal. Whenever I have to carry files on me, I go directly home and drop my stuff, then go about my business. I've had coworkers who lost office files and they got chewed out bad if someone find out. The best thing to do is to just transport photocopies and leave the original at the office. Let's hope nobody got interested in the drunken cop's files and has been returned, such information would be invaluable in the hands of the right people.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

( O_O )’’’

the J-Police, ladies and gentlemen …

smh

sighs

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

 The best thing to do is to just transport photocopies and leave the original at the office

That would only be if the purpose is just not to be found mishandling delicate information (then again you get the extra risk of photocopying/taking home things that are not supposed to) but if the purpose is to protect that information then it is meaningless, the information in a photocopy is as susceptible to be abused as if it was from the original.

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J-cops at their finest this week; drunk and using up-skirt cameras, sleeping on the street drunk and losing case files... I suspect a few drunk driving accidents before weeks end.

-8 ( +12 / -20 )

Well, at least in his case the standard ' i was drunk and dont remember' line will be genuine.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

I did that once, just for a little while (since the trains weren’t running), but I didn’t lose any case files.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Drinking problem !!!!

I drink

I fall down

No problem

3 ( +5 / -2 )

If they’re not harassing women, they’re forgetting their guns in combini toilets.

If they’re not waiting for criminals to turn themselves in, they’re in the koban sleeping.

If they’re not harassing bicyclist who are standing around, they’re out getting drunk losing important documents.

what oh what would we do without these cops making life more difficult for everyone?

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

Well at least this drunk keystone cop was not taking up the skirt pictures of a woman going up an escalator. The Japanese police continue to a running joke- I definitely do not feel safer with bozo’s in blue keeping the peace.

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

Well, all he'll have to do is give a fake press conference. Shed a tear or two. Look saddened. Give a bad-acting 10 second deep bow, and he'll be back on the beat next week.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

"puro"...

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Who hasn’t been drinking and woken up at the last station at 1am? People are people.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

documents containing the names of a crime suspect

So that's several names of one suspect?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Any other advanced nation would have conducted a judicial inquiry into the conduct of their police forces, with prosecutions and follow up legislation with teeth introduced to prevent recurrence.

Not for this nation and its bumbling clowns.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Do you wish for a restrictive dictatorship or such? It’s still a free society, also for police officers. He can drink as much and fall asleep in his leisure time as often as he likes and there’s also so far no problem if the data isn’t misused and he timely solves the cases he is investigating.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Do you wish for a restrictive dictatorship or such? It’s still a free society, also for police officers. He can drink as much and fall asleep in his leisure time as often as he likes

As long as he follows the rules and obligations of his position, which is not what happened here, he explicitly disobeyed rules made precisely to avoid this problem.

and there’s also so far no problem if the data isn’t misused 

Of course there is a problem, because of his actions the information is at risk of being misused, this could possibly lead to the suspect no longer being able to be investigated, or to the other related people becoming victims of scams, identity theft, etc.

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Well, he got his colleagues safely to the train station, and finding the suspect’s name and address again will take about 30 seconds. 400 names lost might be more serious, but are probably still in his bag at the bar. Tomorrow night he should skip the shochu.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

This makes little sense to me. I just get the feeling that losing those documents in the way he did was made up. I mean really... how often does anyone actually lose something in Japan. Any law abiding citizen would have turned his bag into the nearest Koban. This stinks of some sort of a payoff whereby he conveniently looses the information.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

With enough alcohol sleeping on the street is quite a nice place for 40 winks but not with official documents-leave those somewhere safe first…

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Japanese police officers are prohibited from taking investigative materials outside the workplace without permission. 

Same goes with politicians that take classified materials home without permission, its prohibited. I doubt we'll get an apology though from u know who.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Such an arch-typical Japan story, LOL.

The only thing unusual is that he actually lost the documents, usually nobody touchest the things around sleeping drunkards.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Too much firewater. Is there a Police Comedy on J-TV about drunk police these people are emulating?

I've had jobs where drinking any alcohol on the way to, during lunch, or on the way home from work was grounds for termination. After a few people were fired, nobody else did it.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

just have one question. Who steals the bag of a guy lying drunk in the street?

It couldn’t have been a Japanese, right?

Not sure if you are joking. It is likely that a drunk sleeping in the street would deliberately not be noticed, so his things would not be noticed either, and certainly not stolen. His bag is without doubt at the restaurant or at the police station.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

At least he didn't lose the police car. Dude where is my car??

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