A 59-year-old captain in Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Organized Crime Control Division received a verbal warning in 2007 for accepting a refrigerator from a top member of an organized crime group, it was learned on Tuesday.
The captain was a key figure in the investigation of a former member of the Yamaguchi-gumi crime group who shot an officer that was attempting to search a house in Yokohama City in September 2007.
A task force was set up and the captain mentioned to an acquaintance that their office in Kanagawa Police Station didn't have a refrigerator, and one was supplied by a member of the Inagawakai crime group. Officers used the refrigerator and the supplier came to light when the investigation finished and the refrigerator was to be returned.
The captain was also cautioned for sexual harassment in 2007, and is currently under investigation for attending a gym during work hours.© News reports