Dutch Openbaar Ministerie publishes (suspected) integrity violations

The Dutch Openbaar Ministerie publishes the annual integrity violations, both proven and suspected. The list also includes briefly how the public prosecution service has dealt with those issues. The idea is to be transparent towards the public stakeholders and to prevent escalation and unnecessary questioning. Here are some examples from the list:

  • A civil servant is arrested for shoplifting and does not report the arrest.
  • A civil servant uses the business email address for private purposes.
  • A civil servant drives without a driver’s license and under the influence on a scooter.
  • A civil servant posts something via social media that can be seen as discriminatory.
  • A trainee consults unauthorized data of a family member in a confidential internal registration system.
  • A civil servant takes a photo from a criminal record and shows it to a colleague.
  • A civil servant does not cooperate with an arrest and behaves recalcitrant towards the agents. Does not report the arrest to the manager.
  • A civil servant has stated several times to not be able to work in the office due to the risk of contamination from COVID-19, being part of the risk group. Not long after, the civil servant is seen working in the service team of a restaurant.
  • A civil servant intentionally registers the kilometers driven privately as business with an official car and declares costs not incurred.

Source: Openbaar Ministerie.