Cop suspended after kissing woman instead of fining her
Published : Saturday, 20 February, 2021 at 10:38 AM Count : 280
In a bizarre incident, a police officer in Peru was suspended after he was caught on camera kissing a woman rather than booking her for breaching COVID-19 rules.
The footage shared by a TV station appears to show the moment he locked lips with the woman after she appeared to persuade him to swap the penalty charge for a kiss.
The unnamed officer was forced to temporarily leave his job amid an ongoing investigation carried out by authorities in the Peruvian capital Lima.
The unidentified woman could be seen drawing too close to the cop as he prepares to write her a fine for breaking coronavirus restrictions. But after a few seconds of uncertainty, the officer appeared to change his mind as he kisses the woman.
After the incident came to the notice of the mayor of the district of Miraflores in the Peruvian capital Lima, he made the decision to send the officer home pending an ongoing investigation.
"Our mayor Luis Molina has taken the decision to suspend this officer immediately. There are several infringements. The young woman disrespects social distancing rules and he allows it. Then he takes off his mask to give her a kiss," Ibero Rodriguez, in charge of citizen security for the district, was quoted telling by local reports.