3 Japan Police Officials Reprimanded for Paid Writing Work


Tokyo, July 12 (Jiji Press)--Japan's National Public Safety Commission has taken disciplinary actions against three police officials for receiving fees from a publisher without going through proper procedures for written work used in workbooks for police promotion tests.

The three received respective rewards worth some 2 million yen to around 20 million yen. They all voluntarily quit their jobs after getting punished by Friday.

According to the National Police Agency, an assistant commissioner of the Osaka prefectural police department was reprimanded with a pay cut. A superintendent of the Kumamoto prefectural police department and an assistant commissioner of the Miyagi prefectural police department who was on temporary assignment to a regional police school were each punished with a formal warning.

The commission dealt severely with the three as they were involved in the work in question regularly or continuously and the rewards they had received were large.

The commission also gave cautions to 18 other police officials for having taken part in similar paid work.

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