Letters

Police inaction

Written By : Ratu Jona Saukuru Nadi. I agree with Commodore Esala Teleni’s statement that we do not need an expatriate police Ccmmissioner. What we need are two expatriate commioners
23 Jun 2008 12:00

Written By : Ratu Jona Saukuru Nadi. I agree with Commodore Esala Teleni’s statement that we do not need an expatriate police Ccmmissioner.
What we need are two expatriate commioners plus expatriate senior officers who could think out of the hat, produce results and lead Fiji into some state of order.
The Police Force in Fiji has copied the military into becoming a bully who could do whatever it likes, perceiving it always has the laws in its hands.
The deportation cases of Hunter and Hannah illustrate this.
No charges have yet been laid on lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry and Fiji Television journalist Anish Chand on allegations that the duo made inciteful comments while recording a programme to be televised on Sunday evening.
The state of affairs of the under-performing police is appaling and pathetic especially in cases when police are taken to task for abusing the public and breaking the law.
In this case when the police takes someone in, the charges may come 12 or 15 hours after some confrontation with the alleged and this is if they remember to read his human rights declaration to him.
Then the situation goes through months of prolonged court adjournments until the police can find enough substantial evidence for such a case.



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