Kosovo: two UN police officers repatriated due to 'professional misconduct'

13 August 2001

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today said two of its police officers had been repatriated to their home countries because of professional misconduct.

The repatriation occurred following an UNMIK investigation into charges that four of its police officers were involved in the movement of women for the purposes of prostitution.

"The investigation has now been concluded," said Derek Chappel, UNMIK police spokesman. "Two officers were found to have contravened the Code of Conduct. They have been repatriated. Two other officers have received letters of reprimand."

While the four policemen committed professional misconduct "to varying degrees," evidence was not found to support criminal charges, the spokesman said.


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