28 June 2007

Police Tribunals

Until today, I had never heard of a court-martial style "police tribunal" to enforce discipline in the ranks. But, Philadelphia apparently has one:

An officer who ordered two women to put on a "sex show" in a jail cell will be fired.

Norberto Cappas, 32, was found guilty by a police tribunal of conduct unbecoming an officer and lying during a departmental investigation, the department said Tuesday.

Internal Affairs investigators found that Cappas ordered the two women to kiss and touch each other and expose their breasts in September 2003. The two had been picked up on suspicion of drug possession, but they had no drugs and were not charged with a crime.

Can any Keystone state readers provide more background on this?

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