Last year, a police officer in his 40s working at the Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Yamato Police Station broke into the home of a person involved in a case he was in charge of and attempted to steal cash.The police sent documents to the prosecutor's office and ordered a disciplinary dismissal. I disposed of it.

The person who was referred to the prosecutor's office is a 49-year-old lieutenant who works for the Detective Division 1 of Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Yamato Police Station.

According to the police, during working hours in September last year, he broke a window and broke into the home of a person involved in a case he was in charge of in Yamato City, and attempted to steal cash and other items. There is a suspicion of attempt.

After receiving the victim's report, police conducted an investigation that included analyzing security camera footage, and as a result, they discovered that a police lieutenant was suspected of being involved.

The police lieutenant reportedly said, ``He wanted money that he could spend freely.''

On the 9th, the police sent documents to the public prosecutor's office and ordered him to be disciplined and dismissed for misuse of information obtained during the investigation.

In addition, in August last year, a 57-year-old lieutenant working in the regional division of Hayama Police Station was accused of inappropriate behavior, such as pointing a loaded handgun at a subordinate, and the police filed a complaint against him on suspicion of violating the Firearms and Swords Act. In addition, he was given a disciplinary action of six months' suspension.

The police lieutenant said, ``It was just a lighthearted prank,'' and he resigned at his request.

Kanagawa Prefectural Police Inspector General Hideto Ogiwara commented, ``We sincerely apologize for this outrageous act by a police officer who is supposed to be cracking down on crime.''