16 March 2013

Public Prosecutor lays charges against police officer

ETLJB 16/03/2013 - East Timor's Public Prosecutor has brought charges against a police officer suspected of blackmailing a person accused of the theft of computers from the National University.

It is alleged that the police officer, who has been identified as Valente Henrique da Concecao and who was assigned to the Dili police station, sought money from the person suspected of stealing the computers if the suspect wanted the investigation stopped.

The person who was under investigation for the theft, in response to the police officer's proposal, allegedly went to the police officer's house with US$450 and one of the stolen computers to hand over to the police officer. Source: Timor Post 15/03/2013 Edited by Warren L. Wright

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