National Police admits there is an error in procedure

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Brigadier General Police Dedi Prasetyo, The head of the Public Information Bureau for the Public Relations Division of the Indonesian National Police. (photo: beritaislam.org)

IO, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police have said that related to a viral video that depicts someone being tortured by several Mobile Brigade (Brimob) officers near the Al-Huda Mosque, Kampung Bali, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta.

In the disclosure of the case, the one who was persecuted was not a 15-year-old child, but Andriyansyah aka Andri Bibir, who is 30 years old.

In the video, information that the victim is an underage child has been denied. However, the National Police could not argue with regard to the acts of violence and persecution carried out by individual Brimob in the video.

The head of the Public Information Bureau for the Public Relations Division of the Indonesian National Police, Brigadier General Police Dedi Prasetyo, cannot deny that there has been an error in the procedure carried out by Brimob officers in the arrest of Andri Bibir. What is done by the officers of this person cannot be justified.

“In terms of efforts to arrest rioters on behalf of A aka Andri Bibir, what is done by individual members is not justified,” said Dedi at the Metro Jaya Regional Police Headquarters, Saturday, May 25, 2019.

In dealing with criminals, Police Officers should not use violence. Moreover, if the perpetrators have not resisted and harmed the officers, then there is no need to act violently.

“For rioters who have surrendered, there should be no excessive action,” he said

For this reason, this case will be followed up by the National Police Propam Division. If proven violating, the person concerned will be penalized.

“There will be a punishment to the National Police personnel who take actions that are not in accordance with the norms in the Police, we will certainly proceed according to the existing mechanism. This incident was triggered by an attack carried out by other suspects, Andri Bibir to officers, and tried to escape when arrested , “he said. (dsy)