Three police officers committed violence in Bima incident

The three officers, namely Second Brigadier F, First Brigadier S and First Brigadier F would be arraigned in a police disciplinary committee session.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Three police officers proved to have committed physical violence against local residents during a clash with demonstrators in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, last Saturday (Dec 24), the force`s spokesman said.

"According to the results of an internal investigation by the General Supervision Inspectorate (Irwasum) and the Professionalism and Security Division (Propam), three officers committed physical violence against the people," the head of the National Police Headquarters` public relations division, Insp Gen Saud Usman Nasution said here Thursday.

Therefore, the three officers, namely Second Brigadier F, First Brigadier S and First Brigadier F would be arraigned in a police disciplinary committee session, he said.

He said two people were hit and kicked by the officers from the Bima resort police station, he said.

He said if during the disciplinary committee session, the three officers proved to have committed other criminal offenses, they would be given matching sanctions.

A total of 115 police officers in West Nusa Tenggara were questioned by a team from the National Police Headquarters following the clash in which two people died and a dozen of others were wounded.

The clash happened after police took action to disperse demonstrators blocking the ferry port in Sape.

The people staged the demonstration to demand the revocation of a mining permit issued by the district head to PT Sumber Mineral Nusantara.(*)

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