The fate of the 17 police officers who were arrested two weeks ago for Bribery, will soon be decided by the police professional standards unit.
On May 9th, the police men were through an undercover surveillance team, found liable of extorting bribes from the motorists.
The police officers were arrested and detained overnight at the central police station in Kampala. They were however released on police bond pending an investigation into their actions.
An investigation by the police Professional Standards unit, headed by William Okalany, found out that the accused police officers have a case to answer, and could also be dismissed with disgrace from the police force.
Albert Nuwabaine, the Regional traffic police commander, says the force will continue to do its work professionally despite the implication of some of the officers in corruption and they are ready to arrest many more traffic offenders.
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Okalany however says that the discretion for further disciplinary action lies with the inspector general of police.
The police professional standards unit, was established late last year, and has so far handled 926 cases involving undisciplined police officers. 478 of these cases have been investigated and the files handed over to the IGP for action.