Behavior of Police disgusting

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, has described the behavior of police as disgusting following the bashing of a female vendor in Port Moresby.

Pictures surfaced on social media yesterday (Monday) of a women bleeding from her face and arm after being beaten up, allegedly by police.

The incident took place at the Waigani market at around 9am when police travelling in a state vehicle (identified) drove into the market area and raided vendors.

Speaking to the media today, Parkop said the pictures were horrific and that the behavior of police was unacceptable.

“I just want to join everyone that we are all horrified and you know disgusted at this behavior by our police, this is unacceptable conduct.

“In the city, we are promoting our goal and vision to make our city safer for women and girls, (and) safe for venders as well. We have a safe city’s program that is directed at the market so this goes against all the vision and goal for the city.

“And coming up just on the eve of a world cup that is for women, you know this is totally unacceptable,” he said.

Parkop says he has queried with the Metropolitan Superintendent, Benjamin Turi, on an investigation into the incident which is already afoot.

And he has made promised the victim that justice will be done.

“I want to assure everyone that especially the victim and her family that we will make sure that the perpetrators are dealt with, disciplined or even dismissed from the force.

“We will stand by her, and we will make sure that she gets justice,” Parkop said.

Cedric Patjole