THE Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police commander Pol. Maj. Gen. Suwat Saengnum said today (Aug. 31) that the news of Pol. Col. Thitisan Uttanaphon, aka Superintendent Joe Ferrari, is suffering from bipolar disorder hinges on whether this set in before or after the death of the drug suspect, Thai Rath newspaper said this afternoon (Aug. 31).
Moreover it has to be determined whether he was undergoing treatment as coming up with an unsubstantiated claim has no weight in law.
His medical history has to be probed to ensure fairness to all parties, he added.
As CSD has now received this case, wherein Superintendent Joe Ferrari was seen in a video clip suffocating the drug suspect Mr. Jeerapong Thanapat, 24, with two plastic bags at Mueang Nakhon police station on Aug. 6, the team would be completing the investigation in 30 days and then send a report to the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
The team has questioned the six other police officers arrested in this case and they confirmed that they had arrested the suspect and brought him to the police station for questioning but details are still being examined.
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Meanwhile the National Police Chief Pol.Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk has assigned the Technology Crime Suppression Division police to investigate whether Superintendent Joe Ferrari had allegedly owned 300 luxury vehicles.
The CSD chief mentioned that Superintendent Joe Ferrari had reported the seizure of over 300 luxury cars to the Customs Department and it as yet not clear whether there was anything unusual in this issue but it is being investigated including who imported them and whether they were linked to the former head of Nakhon Sawan police station chief in any way.
Often information released online is old and without any relevance but police do still check it all, he added.
CSD police are also still investigating who released the video clip showing the drug suspect being killed. As yet it is not known whether it is an insider or outsider because even outsiders can release clips of happenings in a police station.
But even if this person is not found the video clip can be used as important evidence provided it has not been edited.
Superintendent Joe Ferrari being questioned after his arrest. Photos: Police News