• Kyodo


The Yokohama District Court on Friday sentenced a former policeman to six years in prison for stealing cash and valuables between 1999 and 2000, abusing his position as a theft investigator.

Takashi Niita, 47, who was a senior officer in charge of theft investigations at Chigasaki Police Station of the Kanagawa Prefectural Police force, was charged with theft and trespassing on 43 occasions.

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