Police investigates its ‘Wild Cop’

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Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau
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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU

POLICE say it will investigate reports that one of its officers at the Henderson police station led a mob which destroyed properties and terrorised a family on January 1, 2020.

In a statement yesterday, Police media reports that Commissioner Mangau admits that the police officer was drunk and had led some boys to attack the family.

Commissioner Mangau however fails to condemn the incident and the despicable action by his officer.

Police media statement says: Officers of the Professional Standard and Internal Investigation (PSII) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating a police officer who had involved in an unlawful act at Henderson area on January 1, 2021.

Commissioner of Police Mr Mostyn Mangau says, “The officer and other three boys who resided with him were drunk at that time. The police officer later had an argument with the complainant’s nephew resulted in the complainant nephew assaulted the officer on his forehead.”

Commissioner of Police Mr Mostyn Mangau says, “In retaliation to the assault the police officer and his boys entered the complainant residence and damage properties including their dwelling house.”

Commissioner Mangau says, “For a police officer being involved in such unlawful action, you can lodge a complaint at PSII office so that they can deal with the officers involved instead of going to the media.”

“I call on members of the community at Henderson area who may have any information about the matter to come forward and report it to the PSII to assist them with their investigation,” says Commissioner Mangau.

The matter was reported to PSII and investigation continuing on the allegation. PSII can be contacted on phone 24107.

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