IGP claims cover-ups in disciplinary probes

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Abdul Hamid Bador has launched a scathing attack against the police force’s disciplinary committee, claiming it was guilty of cover-ups, The Straits Times reports.

The inspector-general of police alleged that several former Integrity and Standard Compliance Department officers had allowed those who “passed favours” to investigators to go unpunished, instead of being charged or transferred out of their positions.

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“The so-called investigations would often stumble upon a dead end, and when that happens, no action can be taken against their friends (who are being investigated),” he was quoted as saying.

The department was set up to address issues of misconduct, including allegations of corruption in the force.

Hamid also told the Singapore daily that fewer than 10 officers had been identified and transferred out of the department.

“Some have been suspended, while some have been given the chance to defend themselves and are now under investigation,” he said.

The top cop had previously alleged a group of young officers are behind a plot to topple him and they are also seeking to gain more control and power over the force.

“There are attempts to humiliate and topple me,” Hamid said, as reported by Sinar Harian.

“There are young officers who will meet and talk…and act in such a manner. They talk about how they and their partners can rise in rank to do certain things.”

“I would like to advise them to please stop their outrageous acts. (They) must realise that the police force does not belong to anybody, it is not our playground.” – TMI