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Fukuoka police sergeant arrested for leaving scene of accident involving his vehicle

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A 53-year-old police sergeant has been arrested for leaving the scene of an accident involving his vehicle in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, police said Friday.

According to police, the car driven by Shinhiro Kamata allegedly hit a car in front of him at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, injuring the woman driver, NTV reported. Kamata then took off and went to work as normal at a police box.

The woman, who suffered minor injuries, reported the incident to police. Kamata was quoted by investigators as saying that he left the scene of the accident because he did not want to be reprimanded by his superiors, NTV reported.

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Kamata was quoted by investigators as saying that he he left the scene of the accident because he did not want to be reprimanded by his superiors,

Wonderful sense of priorities. Not getting reprimanded was more important than checking on the woman's injuries. A woman, who like other citizens, pays this clown's salary.

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Fukuoka?? Geez! I thought Osaka was a crap hole,but I guess Fukuoka too can be right up there with Japan’s worst police departments?? I hope they fire this fat old corrupt cop down there in lovely Fukuoka ASAP!!! IMHO.

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He hadn't been drinking, right? So now will the governor ban going to work in the morning? We can only hope.

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of course a valid excuse is not to get in trouble!!!!

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I was starting to worry about the police. I didn't see any morons in the news from the police for a while. Thank you Mr. Kamata for keeping up the high level of the jcops.

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Probably been out drinking all night.

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What is the test to be a police officer like? I want to see an example. These excuses are just ridiculous.

Some of these reason for crimes just dont make sense or are just plain unbelievable. I mean come on use some imagination at least.

This type of excuse kind of gives you an idea of his work history.

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Yeah..probably had alcohol in his blood since he took off... And these are the guys supposed to uphold laws here...hit and run, cross dressing ,up skirt filming , lazy, incompetent,...J-cops just keep getting better and better.

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Yeah..probably had alcohol in his blood since he took off...

Its no more likely by that rationale. Most accidents involve no alcohol and still people flee.

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Al Stewart: "What is the test to be a police officer like? I want to see an example. These excuses are just ridiculous."

Probably like the tests for everything else here: rote memory of general knowledge followed by a one week practicum in the field. So long as they pass the written test and brown-nose their supervisors, they pass. Oh, and they have to be able to ride rickety old scooters that couldn't out run a mama-chari.

Anyway, nice to see yet another J-police officer who's more afraid of offending his superiors than actually obeying the law and upholding his role as one who enforces it. Another gold medal for the J-police!

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"What is the test to be a police officer like? I want to see an example. These excuses are just ridiculous."

Probably like the tests for everything else here: rote memory of general knowledge followed by a one week practicum in the field. So long as they pass the written test and brown-nose their supervisors, they pass.

The written paper is more in line with an IQ test than a knowledge test, very little rote memory involved. Once past the written test there is an interview, a medical and a physical test. Training is one year for high school graduates, six months for university graduates. The drop-out rate from training is up to 20%.

Even then it seems some bad 'uns get through.

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Everytime somebody gets in trouble over here they always give a lame excuse equivalent to that of a mere child. You're a police officer, don't you think you would get in more trouble if you injure somebody in an accident and LEAVE the scene of the crime no matter who was to blame.. Take responsibility....damn.... little kids in grown bodies over here...need to grow up....again no common sense.

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Kamata was quoted by investigators as saying that he left the scene of the accident because he did not want to be reprimanded by his superiors, NTV reported.

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That's like a little kid giving an excuse like I didn't wanted to be scolded by my parent or my teacher...

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great reasoning and by getting caught running away, he will not also be reprimanded by his superiors?

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