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Cop faces charges for drug possession and abuse of power

The police officer threatened to close a nightclub after being told he was sitting in the wrong seats


The police officer was arrested by colleagues after a phone call from nightclub security staff (Photo: Colourbox)

January 16, 2014
10:08

by PS


A police officer has been charged with abusing his authority, public disorder and possession of a cannabis joint, according to the tabloid Ekstra Bladet.

The 36-year-old man allegedly abused security staff at a nightclub in Hillerød after refusing to leave a seating area that was reserved for other guests.

He also allegedly told the security staff that he could close the nightclub because he was a police officer, but they ignored his threats and ejected him together with his wife and a third guest before calling the police.

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Risks losing job
The rowdy police officer was arrested by his colleagues outside the night club after he pushed one and called him, in English, “an asshole”, before being taken to the local police stations where it was discovered he was in possession of a joint.

The incident took place on 11 November 2012, but a court case first got underway this week. The incident was first investigated by the independent police complaints commission, DUP, which recommended that the public prosecutor press charges.

If found guilty, the police officer risks losing his job.



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