The policemen received a tip off of marijuana being cultivated at the deceased, Wesley Kenny’s block.
During the search, the deceased was severely beaten up by the officers. As a result, he sustained life threatening injuries which subsequently led to his death.
Joe Ngotngot, Eric John, Jack Bemau and David Haro pleaded not guilty when their case went for trial before Acting Judge David Susame.
They denied assaulting the deceased and inflicting injuries on him.
Evidence from prosecution did not prove a wilful murder case but that of manslaughter.