A cop in Peru has been suspended after he was seen kissing a woman instead of arresting her for breaching Covid-19 rules.
Video of the incident was posted by a TV station, forcing bosses to place the police officer on gardening leave as they continue to make further investigations.
In the video, the cop approached the woman to get her details and book her for breaching covid rules. However, it seemed that he changed his mind as he ended up crashing his lips against hers.
After the video was shared by the station, Mayor Luis Molina sent the cop home as officers investigate the incident.
Ibero Rodriguez, the person in charge of citizen security for the Miraflores district, said: “Our mayor Luis Molina has taken the decision to suspend this officer immediately.”
Rodriguez added: “There are several infringements. The young woman disrespects social distancing rules and he allows it.
“Then he takes off his mask to give her a kiss.”
The cop hasn’t been in trouble before, Rodriguez said, adding: “This action by itself is a very serious one and that’s why he’s been suspended.”
Meanwhile, nine cops from London were each handed a £200 for breaking covid rules while in a café.
The police officers were photographed by a customer inside The Chef House Kitchen in Greenwich on January 9.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Nine Metropolitan Police officers have been fined for breaching Covid-19 legislation while on duty.
“Photos emerged online earlier this month which appeared to show a group of uniformed officers from the South East Basic Command Unit dining in a local café.”
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