Cop arrested for forging documents, falsifying evidence may have leaked information
Further evidence has reportedly come to light in the case of a 52-year-old policeman from Hyogo Prefecture, suggesting that he leaked confidential information about ongoing cases to members of the public.
Assistant Inspector Yozo Tsunemi and three accomplices were already under arrest for allegedly forging police documents and arranging false eye-witness testimony when the new evidence came to light.
TV Asahi reported Tuesday the new evidence suggests Tsunemi asked a real estate agent acquaintance, who gave false testimony, to check on a car and its owner, revealing that both were under investigation at the time. Another source, arrested in a different case, also claims to have an audio recording of Tsunemi discussing the falsification of official documents.