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Jakarta Post

Police reforms failed, says human rights watchdog

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 29 2010   /  09:25 am

Human rights monitor Imparsial said Monday that after 12 years of reform, the police had failed to reform the institution due to weak supervision and lenient sanctions for criminal officers.Imparsial managing director Poengky Indarti said that both external and internal supervision of the police was lax, with officers at different levels tending to protect each other, causing impunity among unscrupulous police officers.“The police Internal Affairs Division and General Supervision Inspectorate are places for the officers to seek protection, particularly in cases involving political interests and violence against women,” she said at a launch to release the results of the organization’s study on “a portrait of irregularities within the police body in the reform era” at Imparsial offices in Jakarta.She also criticized the role of the National Police Commission, a body tasked with r...