The Professional Standards Unit-PSU in the West Nile Region is investigating seven unnamed senior police officers for misconduct.
The charges involve loss of exhibits, detention of suspects beyond the mandatory 48 hours, negligence/non-performance of duties, absence from work, extortion and corruption-related behaviours especially in relation to the administration of police form 3 among others.
Two of the cases involve officers from Moyo district accused of indulging in irregular/discreditable conduct and extortion, three cases from Arua involve extortion, irregular conduct and neglect of work.
The other cases are from Koboko and Pakwach district where the officers are accused of discreditable conduct and irregular conduct respectively.
Evans Vuata, the head of the Professional Standards Unit-PSU in Greater West Nile region on Friday said that the seven officers are part of 37 others his office has handled since January this year,
Without disclosing the names of the officers, Vuata, attributed the arrest, investigation and prosecution of the implicated officers to the cooperation from the public, which promptly reported their grievances to the PSU,