Policeman is suspended for KISSING a young woman instead of fining her for breaking Covid rules in Peru
- The officer stopped the woman to fine her for breaking a Covid curfew in Lima
- But she appeared to persuade him to swap the penalty charge for a canoodle
- Footage captures the moment the cop suddenly locked lips with the brunette
- He was placed on gardening leave after the video was released by a TV station
A police officer has been placed on gardening leave in Peru after he was caught kissing a woman he was going to fine for breaching a Covid curfew.
Footage captures the shocking moment he locked lips with the brunette after she appeared to persuade him to swap the penalty charge for a canoodle.
The unnamed officer was forced to temporarily leave his job amid an ongoing investigation carried out by authorities in the Peruvian capital Lima.
A police officer has been placed on gardening leave in Peru after he was caught on camera kissing a woman that he was going to fine for breaching a Covid curfew
A local TV station forced the officer’s suspension after obtaining footage of the moment he leaned in and kissed the woman that he was about to fine.
The unidentified woman could be seen drawing dangerously near to the cop as he prepares to write her a notice for breaking coronavirus restrictions.
But after a few seconds of hesitation, the officer appeared to change his mind as he planted a kiss on her lips.
The decision to send him home pending an ongoing investigation was taken by the mayor of the district of Miraflores in the Peruvian capital Lima.
A local TV station forced the officer’s suspension after obtaining footage of the moment he leaned in and kissed the woman that he was about to fine on a street in Lima
Ibero Rodriguez, in charge of citizen security for the district, said: ‘Our mayor Luis Molina has taken the decision to suspend this officer immediately.
‘There are several infringements. The young woman disrespects social distancing rules and he allows it.
‘Then he takes off his mask to give her a kiss.’
Confirming the officer had never been in trouble before, he added: ‘This action by itself is a very serious one and that’s why he’s been suspended.’
The woman was intercepted in Malecon de la Marina, known in English as Miraflores Boardwalk which runs by the Pacific Ocean.
On Tuesday Peru announced more than 44,000 people had died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
It is currently in the grip of a second wave of coronavirus which has been deadlier than the first.