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April 21, 2021
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ACP Guinness Applauds Madang Police

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Police operations in Madang have improved drastically as a result of police working with communities.

Assistant Commissioner of Police for Northern Command, Peter Guinness, says the partnership resulted in ten suspects being arrested and now in police custody.

They surrendered to police through their community leaders.

Guinness said Madang police have improved unlike in the past where too many complaints were registered due to lack of leadership.

While commending Madang police for improving their performance, Guinness also noticed Madang police have been using old vehicles.

For now,  the men in blue are using whatever resources they have to perform their duties.

A number of officers are renting accommodation outside of the police barracks and that is also posing a risk to them and their family members.

Meantime, nine police officers in Madang have been arrested and charged for various offenses involving brutality.

The Internal Investigation unit is investigating cases that go through the unit and offenders are being arrested and charged.

He said despite all the good work police are doing, there are still instances of police brutality.

RPNGC is not neglecting nor over sighting those cases.  He assured the public that they have been investigated.

Guinness advised victims in the region to also present him a copy of the complaint.

This is to make sure that those cases are properly investigated and where there is evidence, those responsible can be dealt with.

These comments were made in light of a police brutality case in Madang earlier this month where a complaint was filed against an officer.

Richard Sambu a landlord of a property at the back of Mildas market was assaulted by his tenant who is a police officer.

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