Police caught patrolling on duty with girl, 16
A 39 year old former Ticino police officer is in court in Lugano after allowing a 16-year-old girl to accompany him on patrol in 2017.
The court heard she wore a uniform, used his side-arm on a range and even performed stop and search on a member of the public.
The man admits what he did was wrong and says he was trying to make it fun.
Prosecutors also allege he was having a sexual relationship with the girl, which he denies.
The girl is now 18 years old and says she understands what he allowed her to do at the time was wrong.
The trial continues.