The Internal Affairs Directorate of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is urging the public to report any suspicious or inappropriate conduct of policemen and women.
IAD head, Chief Superintendent Robert Ali, says the force is experiencing a breakdown in conduct and supervision of officers. Ali says the incident on 8th September is one of many cases where regular police and reservist officers collude and assault the public.
“It is really uncalled for…we should not allow this to continue in the organisation…we need to eradicate this behavior,” the Chief Superintendent stated.
Ali’s comments follows video footage captured by a member of the public on 8th September, where 4 suspects were fired upon using a gas-gun after failing to stop along the Poreporena Freeway in Port Moresby. The video clearly shows the suspects being beaten brutally by the police officers. That incident is under investigation by the IAD.
Of the 4 policemen involved in the 8th September incident, 2 are reservists, while one is a regular. All have been suspended, while one is on the run.
Police are urging the public to report or identify police officers involved in any suspicious act.
By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby