John Midi

Officers in 15yo’s assault to be suspended

West New Britain provincial police commander, John Midi, stated this in a media statement released by the RPNGC today.

PPC Midi said the incident happened three weeks ago, but he was made aware of it after amateur footage of the actual beating surfaced on social media.

The officers who beat the teenager at Bali Bridge in Kimbe are attached with the Airborne Tactical Unit based in Port Moresby.

They were part of a team of police personnel sent to Kimbe to assist local police deal with escalating law and order issues.

​Police commanders report peaceful celebrations

Apart from drunken youths disturbing communities, police in most provinces were out in full force during the Independence weekend to ensure everyone celebrated Independence peacefully.

Provincial Police Commander for New Ireland, John Midi, said he was grateful to the local communities in the province for ensuring that the youths were kept in line with traditional values.

“Thus, celebrating the country’s independence peacefully.”

Similar reports came from the Manus PPC, David Yapu.