Greek police officer suspended after allowing inmates to escape

A disciplinary council on Thursday suspended a police officer after finding him guilty of violation of duty after two female immigrants escaped from custody in 1998 and another two were injured in their attempt to flee.

The officer, who was not identified, is said to have been cavorting with the women when they tried to break out.

The council’s ruling was preceded by a court decision to impose on him a six-month suspended jail sentence.

The Council of State is to rule in September on the legality of the disciplinary council’s ruling.