Police abuse

Passengers afraid

Josephine Ine'e, an emotional mother from Inawi in Mekeo, told media that many of them who reside in Port Moresby are hesitant to make the trip home because they are afraid of the constant abuse by police who stop trucks and search their cargo along the roads.

The operators were on hand to express frustration about constant abuse received by the personnel who at times are in unmarked vehicles and half uniform or plain civilian clothes.

Doctor becomes victim of alleged police brutality

The medical fraternity in Port Moresby have come out expressing their frustration on social media over the way their colleague was treated.

Dr Newman Berry is an RMO at the Gynecology & Obstetrics Department based at POMGen.  He was attacked on his way home and sustained head and facial injuries.   

His colleague and a senior medical officer at the hospital, Dr Sam Yockopua said members of the National Doctors Association intend to meet on Monday to come up with an action plan.  They will be demanding an apology and the apprehension of the alleged perpetrators.    

Australia officers disciplined for using police boat on surf trip

The pair were taking part in a training exercise on Swan Island, south-east Australia, last week.

They used the vessel to reach Corsair Rock, a remote spot popular with surfers.

The officers have not been identified. No details have been given about the disciplinary measures.

The area off Point Nepean National Park is known for having some of the best waves in Victoria state. The place is hard to reach and surfers often travel by boat.

State spends millions on police abuse cases

Solicitor General Faith Barton said payouts had been made since 1992.

This was revealed during her presentation at the annual Police Commissioners conference in Kimbe, West New Britain Province, yesterday.

On top of this, over 8600 cases of State Litigation are now registered with the Solicitor Generals’ office, of which 19 percent relate to police abuse.

She said due to the rise of public complaints against police, the Office of Solicitor General has formed a dedicated team tasked with the responsibility of attending to these cases.