According to a press release, the action of the suspended and dismissed officers runs contrary to the Police Code of Conduct.
The LNP release issued late Sunday evening quotes Police spokesman Sam K. Collins as saying that the affected officers’ conduct undermines the integrity of the Liberia National Police, something which is considered prohibited by the police administration.
Those dismissed include Patrolman William D.Z. Zubah, and Patrolman Theophilus Karsaw of all of the Traffic Section of the LNP.
Other suspended for time indefinite include Patrolman Joseph D. Paye, Patrolman Sam G. Tougbay, Patrolman Elijay Veselee and Civilian Staff Richard J. Taylor who has been purporting as a police officer while Inspectors James O. Kollie, Andy B. Blamo and Mohammed A. Sawrey are facing a month suspension with salary deducted.
The LNP release added that the action of the affected officers violates Chapter iii Section 1.21 of the New Police Duty Manual captioned “Prohibited Conduct.”
According to the LNP release, the men have been requested to turn over all government’s properties within their possession and avoid identifying with the Police during the time of their dismissal and suspension.
At the same time, the administration of the LNP is calling on the public not to relent in reporting misconduct on the part of any police officer in their respective communities.
The LNP Administration is therefore warning the public not to interact with the dismissed officers and those suspended regarding any police function.