Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
press enter to search

The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Light Rain

Rain until tomorrow morning, starting again tomorrow afternoon.

  • Thu

    26℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Sat

    27℃ - 32℃

  • Sun

    26℃ - 30℃

Cops start probing misconduct on Usep

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, April 13 2010 | 09:40 am

JAKARTA: Investigators from the city police questioned Monday vendor Usep Cahyono to follow up his report that he was physically abused by police officers who had accused him of drug possession. Usep said he was arrested on Jan. 20 at around 4 p.m. at Kampung Bandan train station, North Jakarta, while he was at work.

“A man, who introduced himself as a police officer, approached me to borrow a lighter,” Usep said.

“The police officers dropped a Rp 50,000 [US$5.5] banknote and a small folded piece of paper from his jacket and asked me to take it. Then, he forced me to admit the package was mine,” he said. Usep refused the order and the man called four other officers, who later dragged him into a car and beat him.

“They beat my chest, face and back,” he said. “One officer put his shoe in my mouth.”

Friska Gultom, one of Usep’s lawyers, said they would employ two witnesses to support Usep’s statements. — JP


TRY A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

Join the discussions