August 14, 2004 12:05am
Policemen Suspended Over Porn Report
Source: UK Reuters
by: Company Press Release
(LONDON, ENGLAND) -- Two policemen have been suspended from duty after a newspaper reported they had been filmed enjoying the attentions of porn stars while they were supposed to be on patrol.
The News of the World reported on Sunday that the two policemen, aged 30 and 34, had been called to calm down a crowd who spotted a pornographic movie being filmed in a street in London's Soho district.
But the officers talked their way into the film crew's van and allowed the two female stars to perform a sex act on them, while the crew secretly rolled the cameras, the paper said.
"I was just expecting them to want their photo taken with the girls or get an autograph," the paper quoted the film's director, Marino Franchi, as saying.
"It was unbelievable. They just decided to have their very own private porn movie while on the job."
Scotland Yard said two male officers from the Central London Territorial Support Group had been suspended from duty and that a disciplinary investigation had been launched into their conduct while on duty in Soho on July 26.
"The Metropolitan police service demands the highest standards from all its staff, and patrolling forms a vital part in keeping London's streets safe," a Scotland Yard spokesman said.
"We are disappointed by conduct which, if substantiated, brings the service into disrepute."