Police officers charged for illegal work on film projects

Eighteen police officers who were illegally working for filmmakers have been charged with abuse of office and bribery. A police spokeswoman said on Sunday that seventeen of the officers had been arrested Saturday; one of them is currently abroad. The men were paid for example to help shut down traffic for film shoots and some of them, according to police, made hundreds of thousands of crowns working for film companies. They face prison sentences of up to eight years. In the Czech Republic, police officers are not allowed to take on second jobs, except for those that are of scientific, education, publishing or artistic nature.

Author: Sarah Borufka