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Is This Some Kind of Joke?

Police in Queensland, Australia, have been rocked with a number of scandals, from allegations of accepting bribes, dealing drugs, and more. In the latest escapade, officers in Coomera are accused of staging a fake robbery at a local store — while on duty. The robbery was allegedly meant as a prank, since they knew the store was being staked out by undercover detectives. The prankster officers ended up at gunpoint before the detectives realized the “joke.” Police commanders were satisfied that the Ethical Standards Command could handle the case, and that it didn’t rise to the level of a crime, which would be handled by the police Crime and Misconduct Commission. (RC/Brisbane Courier-Mail) ...They’re lucky it didn’t have to be handled by the Coroner’s Office.
Publication Date: 14 February 2010
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 16.
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