Sunday, November 14, 2010

Public Safety Cop Forgets Loaded Gun in Restaurant Lavatory

A supplementary police officer in Tokyo to help provide security for the ongoing APEC Summit in Yokohama has caused an embarrassment for the MPD by leaving his loaded firearm in a restaurant bathroom stall earlier this week.

The 59-year-old officer was reportedly loaned to MPD's public safety division on the fifth of this month.

The handgun was turned into another police officer not even five minutes later. All five of the gun's live rounds were still intact.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cop in Hyogo Caught with Weed

A 24 year old officer in Kobe was busted for possession of marijuana.

Isao Fukuoka, the officer in question, apparently had the weed in his wallet.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Police Lied on Cause of Death

Hideki Maruyama was apparently beaten severely by yakuza on October 7th, but the Tottori Prefectural Police told the family and media that he had simply drowned.

Maruyama, 57, is apparently just one of several people with ties to a certain 35-year-old bar hostess (arrested on allegations of fraud) who wound up dead.

The police have defended the falsehood by saying that they did not disclose important details because they suspected it was a criminal case.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Officer dozes; suspect escapes

A 32-year-old man being questioned about his role in a theft case escaped after the 19-year-old officer supervising him in the interrogation room fell asleep.

170 officers were apparently involved in the search that ensued, but they couldn't find the suspect. He ended up turning himself in the next afternoon.

The drama unfolded at Nishinomiya Police Station in Hyogo on Monday afternoon.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Koban get Female Officers

As of April 1st, 2009, 20 female police officers were stationed at koban (police boxes) in ten different locations in Tokyo. This is the first time that female officers have been stationed at koban on a full-time basis in the nation's capital.

Female officers have traditionally not been allowed to carry guns, and there was no word on whether or not this policy has changed, but it would seem that such a change might be advisable since some of the officers have been stationed at koban in busy entertainment districts such as near Ikebukuro station.

Until yesterday, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police department was the only prefectural police unit in the country not allowing women to work full-time in koban.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

National Police Agency Clamping Down on Internet Child Porn

The penal code hasn't quite given the NPA all of the tools that it needs, but the national police are doing what they can to "block" child porn websites.

The tactic currently being considered is to make dangerous websites inaccessible to people using the Internet.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cop Harrasses Teenager with Skin Condition

A high school student who suffers from porphyria, a condition that causes the individual pain when sunlight touches the skin, was insulted by a local cop in Tottori prefecture.

The boy's condition means that he must wear a veil that completely covers his face. He was stopped while riding double on the back of a friend's bicycle.

The police officer, from Yonago Police Station, apparently asked him, "お前はタリバンか" (are you a member of the Taliban?).

The chief of the police station has since made a public apology.