Local police chief ‘on probation’ following Twitter comments

Police chief Gerda Dijksman from Zuidwest-Drenthe district has been removed from her job following unease about her use of the microblogging service Twitter.

In one message she called Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam party PVV a fascist organisation. In another, she made a joke about a double death from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Dijksman has not been sacked, but put on effective probation for two years.

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