September 23, 2009

Naked police ‘drill’ causes Aussie uproar

Officials in Australia say they are investigating a high-profile streaking incident in which the perpetrators are said to have been five police officers.

Five members of the Queensland hostage negotiation-and-bomb squad were suspended this week after allegedly staging at least four naked Chinese fire drills on the streets of Brisbane during a raucous Sunday bachelor party.

The Times of London reported Wednesday Brisbane police didn't see the humor in the incident and turned the matter over to an ethics committee.

The newspaper said the circumstances go far beyond a lack of clothing. It appears the officers were traveling in an unmarked police vehicle at the time and at least one of them was on duty. They ranged in rank from senior constable on up to sergeant.