Prosecutors question five Taipei cops, deputy chief
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Prosecutors questioned five police officers and one deputy chief back over alleged corruption yesterday, according to Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO).
January 17, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
Prosecutors said that they received an anonymous tip accusing the deputy chief and five police officers of the Zhongshan Police District's Chien Kuo Police Station of receiving bribes to cover for a gambling house near the station.
After investigating for six months, according to prosecutors, they arrested a police officer surnamed Tseng at noon yesterday while he was in the middle of receiving a NT$25,000 payment.
Prosecutors also arrested the deputy chief and three other police officers and brought them back to the TDPO for questioning.
According to the Zhongshan Police, Tseng has been working at the district for a long time and has performed well. The deputy chief was transferred from Wanhua District about three years ago and has been performing normal.
Zhongshan Police officials said that they will cooperate with the prosecutors' investigation completely.