Fifth Antwerp agent suspected of extortion

Fifth Antwerp agent suspected of extortion

World March 18, 2016 13:03

antwerp - The extortion scandal at the Antwerp police force is a fifth suspect surfaced. According to the Belgian public broadcaster VRT is the man not arrested because he is in the United States at this time.

Three inspectors stuck, a fourth police officer was released Wednesday conditionally and provisionally may not work. The five are suspected of extortion, robbery with violence and mistreatment of illegal immigrants. The officers would have threatened and systematically deprived people without residence papers. Certainly one of the suspects, according to local media related to an Albanian crime family.

Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever made Wednesday reported a judicial inquiry against some police officers. If the suspicions are proven,, it is no longer a black page in the history of our corps, '' says Weaver.

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