Police confirmed four officers had been suspended from duty while the force's complaints and disciplinary branch investigate unspecified allegations. But Unionists claimed the suspensions were part of a move against policemen who are members of the various organisations.Reuse content
The RUC was last night accused of conducting a witch-hunt against officers who belong to the Protestant Orange Order. Four men, a sergeant and three part-timers, have been suspended after claims they took part in parades in Co Fermanagh. Officers are not prohibited from belonging to any of the loyal orders - they include the Apprentice Boys and the Royal Black Institution - but they can face disciplinary action if they take part in parades.