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The Liberia National Police or LNP says it has suspended with immediate effect three top officers assigned at its Zone Four Police substation in Gardnerville for harassing and intimidating motorcyclists.

A police statement issued in Monrovia Wednesday, 23 March named the suspended officers as the General Commander of Zone Four Chief Supt. Sackor J. Freeman ( ID -LNP-1128), Patrolman Alex Z. Theo (ID-LNP-0639) and Zone Four Chief of Traffic, Patrolman Musa A. Kanneh (ID- LNP-0875).

A suspension letter issued to the three officers accused them of being involved in acts of unprofessionalism and other forms of police impropriety. Police Spokesman Sam Collins said the three suspended police officers have been turned over to the Professional Standards Division for further investigation.

The LNP accused the officers of allegedly being in the constant habit of harassing motor Cyclists in the Gardnerville area, indicating that the act contravenes Chapter III Section 1.21 of the new Police Duty Manual captioned, ‘’Prohibited Conduct’’.

The suspended officers have been ordered to turn over all government properties, including Badges, Uniforms, Police identification Cards and all Police accessories in their possession to the Human Resource Department of the Liberia National Police.

The release further noted that the suspended officers have been warned against identifying with the Police Force, while undergoing suspension to avoid further embarrassment. Meanwhile, the hierarchy of the Liberia National Police has seriously warned the public not to interact with the suspended officers, regarding any Police function during their suspension period.

-Edited George Barpeen

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