17 November 2011

Nine police officers to be dismissed for disciplinary breaches

East Timor Police Commissioner Monteiro
East Timor Legal News 17/11/2011 Source: Diario Nacional 16/11/2011 - The General Commander of the Timorese National Police (PNTL) has decided to dismiss nine officers as they were found guilty of disciplinary violations.

"From the total 97 cases of PNTL members being investigated this year, so far there are ten findings of lack of discipline, 9 leading to dismissal and one suspension," Commissioner of Police Longuinhos Monteiro said.

Monteiro explained that the decision made to dismiss the nine officers was made during the meeting of superior council held on November 14 this year.

He added that he will preside at a meeting of the police from the Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP) in 2012 in Timor-Leste.

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