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No. of police personnel disciplined in 2019 drops for 7th straight year

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The number of police department officers and personnel who were disciplined in 2019 was 243, a drop of 14 from 2018, the National Police Agency said in a report.

According to statistics dating back to 2000, this is the second lowest number of disciplinary actions against officers, with the number declining for the seventh straight year, the report said. Additionally, the number of police officers arrested was 50, down by 23 in 2018.

The most common reason for disciplinary action was sexual harassment — in 80 cases, a decrease of 14 from 2018. Next, there were 66 officers who were disciplined for theft, fraud and embezzlement, an increase of 11 from the previous year.

Forty people were reprimanded for traffic accidents and violence (an increase of four cases) and 14 for counterfeiting and destruction of official documents to suppress evidence (up by two).

On the other hand, there were no reported power harassment cases (a decrease from seven in 2018).

Among the disciplinary steps against the officers, the most severe cases involved 29 dismissals, 59 suspensions, 122 salary reductions and 33 formal warnings.

Among the 243 officers facing charges of disorderly conduct, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department had the highest number of cases at 34, with Kanagawa Prefectural Police at 19, Aichi Prefectural Police with 14, and the fourth-highest at 12 from the Kyoto Prefectural Police.

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Ain't that something,

Those responsible for law and order have to be disciplined. Really doing such a great job.

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Among the disciplinary steps against the officers, the most severe cases involved 29 dismissals, 59 suspensions, 122 salary reductions and 33 formal warnings.

No jail time??

Wonder how many were not documented.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

They do louth unnecessary paperwork...

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14 for counterfeiting and destruction of official documents to suppress evidence (up by two).

> Among the disciplinary steps against the officers, the most severe cases involved 29 dismissals, 59 suspensions, 122 salary reductions and 33 formal warnings.

Wow. Read that again. 14 serving police staff were either counterfeiting or destroying evidence, and the maximum penalty they got was to be fired?!

How about criminal charges?

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entire Meguro police force is guilty for repeatedly failing to implement due process for foreign victims they are a disgrace

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You'd have to be gullible beyond belief to trust any figures produced by the NPA.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

This is something to boast about? Go, Japan!

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Anyway, most Japanese believe that Japanese police officers are much better than those of other countries.

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Don't worry, no one went to jail!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Or maybe, the headline should read "Number of police personnel cover ups has increased since last year."

Who knows for sure?

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As @Numan suggests, this information is basically meaningless. Who knows how strictly various branches of the police force across the country apply codes of conduct, show willingness to report offenders, etc. It's purely hit and miss. We have to take their word for it. The fact that even 80 are on record for sexual harassment tells you something though.

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Are we supposed to be impressed?

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Like how these stories get posted at 6.30am on a Sunday morning.

As if this story will be on any Japanese news bulletin tonight.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

And no doubt the "He was drunk and doesn't remember... no punishment" is way up... but that's just a coincidence, no doubt.

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Shouldn't the number be closer to, IDK, zero? Where is internal affairs when you need them?

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Since1981, “No jail time??”

The article says there were 50 arrests. I think it’s safe to say at least some of the fifty did some jail time.

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