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Jakarta Post

Officers linked to May 22 brutality may not face trial

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 6, 2019   /  07:09 am
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Medical personnel carries injured protester to the emergency room of Tarakan Hospital in Jakarta on Wednesday evening. The protester got injured during a rally in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters in Central Jakarta minutes before taken to the hospital by medical team. (JP/Kharishar Kahfi)

The National Police announced on Friday that the 10 Mobile Brigade (Brimob) officers implicated in a police brutality case in Kampung Bali subdistrict, Central Jakarta, would only face disciplinary sanctions of up to 21 days of detention as stipulated in Article 9 of Government Regulation No. 2/2003 on police discipline, despite having allegedly beaten two civilians in the post-election riots. National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said the detained officers were currently undergoing a disciplinary hearing and would eventually be sent back to their respective police corps. They face administrative and disciplinary sanctions, with a maximum penalty of 21 days in detention. “We haven’t figured out yet whether there will be a possibility of them facing criminal charges. We will decide [on the matter] after they complete the disciplinary sanction,” he told...