ETLJB 7 June 2013 The National Parliament of East Timor has voted in favour of ordering a review of excessive use of force within the national police force after a violent attack on a youth and member of Parliament last Friday.
Fretilin MP Joaquim dos Santos announced the move yesterday after
receiving numerous conflicting responses from the National Police of
Timor-Leste (PNTL) over the case of four policemen attacking a youth from
Oecusse and MP Manuel de Castro.
“I think we need a resolution to help the investigation process run properly because we have a number of concerns about PNTL including lack of
professionalism, poor transparency in its promotion system and uniform,”
“My preoccupation is the secretary state for security who has assumed his
function for two terms but in that time there has been no change in
the police institution,” he said. Source: TLMDC translating a report in Independente June 6, 2013 Edited by Warren L. Wright
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