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Girlfriend turns in coke-snorting cop after call to prostitute

The Local/dl · 17 Nov 2011, 15:51

Published: 17 Nov 2011 15:51 GMT+01:00

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The 47-year-old cop was arrested in August after police raided an apartment where the officer was partying with a childhood friend, the Metro newspaper reported.

The officer's girlfriend was also in the apartment, but became fed up when the cop and his friend picked up the phone and started calling prostitutes.

She snuck out of the flat and called police to explain that their 47-year-old colleague had been doing lines of cocaine.

When police arrived they found two small bags containing the drug, as well as a plate with traces of cocaine and a rolled-up 20 kronor bill.

At first the 47-year-old denied having snorted any cocaine, but admitted to taking the drug after a urine test revealed that both he and his friend had cocaine in their systems.

“It was salary weekend and they had a hard time reaching any because the girls were already busy,” the woman told police.

“It was so disrespectful. And we were a couple—you just don't do things like that. It would have been better if he'd hit me in the face.”

The girlfriend went on to tell police that the 47-year-old and his friend had previously taken cocaine and had sex with prostitutes, paying the women 7,000 kronor ($1,030).

According to the girlfriend, the cop had purchased cocaine around ten times in the last few years, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported.

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On Tuesday, the police officer was charged with unlawful narcotics possession and use. He has also been enrolled in a substance abuse programme arranged by the police department.

While still a member of the police force, the 47-year-old will now be subjected to a review by the police department's disciplinary board if he is convicted.

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Your comments about this article

17:23 November 17, 2011 by adigunbabatunde@yahoo.com
How does an officer with known drug usage retain his job and freedom while the citizenry are denied both when caught.
17:41 November 17, 2011 by notpresto
What is a Narcotics cop buying coke for shouldn't he be getting it for free. Nothing like bring some work home over the weekend.
17:43 November 17, 2011 by cupidcub
Local, please make the headlines more easier to understand..
19:06 November 17, 2011 by Svensksmith
I wonder if he will be allowed to keep his job. I surely hope not.
19:43 November 17, 2011 by stillwatersrd
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes".

Clare Boothe Luce
05:21 November 18, 2011 by darky
I have said it before; That a cop is the uniform and not a person. When an individual takes away the uniform + accessories, s/he becomes a normal person who can be a criminal. What else.....
08:22 November 18, 2011 by Douglas Garner
.@darky... yes BUT criminal behaviour does not equal NORMAL.

Additionally, I feel that persons who are seen as examples to follow: police, teachers, athletes, parents, public officials, corporate leaders... all should consider take thier responsibility seriously and make the effort to BE positive examples of behaviour to others.
12:48 November 18, 2011 by Lukestar1991
What a f****** scumbag.
00:46 November 20, 2011 by jacksonjerry
15:09 November 20, 2011 by jvtx3232
I don't think policemen should take cocaine. I don't think that is a very good idea.
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