Japanese cop misplaces documents belonging to 400 people after drunken night

Japanese cop misplaces documents belonging to 400 people after drunken night

A Japanese police vehicle - illustrative image.  -Flickr

A Japanese police vehicle – illustrative image. -Flickr

A Japanese police officer fell asleep on a street on Friday night after spending a drunken evening. When he woke up, he had lost investigative documents with the personal details of 400 people.

A very complicated evening. A Japanese police officer drank too much, fell asleep on the street and lost investigation documents with the personal details of around 400 people, including a suspect, the police and local media said.

names and addresses

The 49-year-old officer from the Hyogo region (western Japan) lost a bag containing the documents in question between 11 p.m. Friday night and 5 a.m. Saturday, a police officer told local police on Monday. Those documents included the names and addresses of people involved in criminal investigations, he said, without giving further details.

According to major Japanese media, citing police officers, the officer in question went out for drinks with colleagues and fell asleep on the street on the way home.

When he woke up near a train station, he did not find the bag and documents containing personal information of around 400 people, including a suspect, media said.

Heavy alcohol consumption among officials

This isn’t the first time officials have found themselves embarrassed after drinking binges. In June, Amagasaki city authorities in the same region said a businessman had lost a bag containing a USB stick containing the personal information of all 460,000 residents after going for a drink and falling asleep outdoors on the way home.

However, the USB stick was found by the municipality the day after the case became known.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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