THE OFFICE of the Attorney General this evening (Nov. 12) dismissed news that it has been decided to indict Pol. Col. Thitisan Uttanaphon, aka Superintendent Joe Ferrari, and six other suspects accused of suffocating a drug suspect to death with two plastic bags on all recommended charges as the police were today ordered to conduct another investigation and file additional charges, Sanook.com said.
Mr. Prayut Petchkhun, deputy director-general of the Office of Special Litigation, Attorney General’s Office, and a deputy spokesman, said the Crime Suppression Division police was told to launch another investigation and file additional charges because there is a lack of basis for offenses alleged to be have been committed on some points.
According to Section 172 of the Organic Act on Corruption B.E. 2561 (2018) any official who fails to perform in a given position or duty or uses the authority of the position wrongfully causing harm to others or in a dishonestly manner faces one to 10 years in jail or a fine of between 20,000 to 200,000 baht or both.
Police investigators were told to question Joe Ferrari and the other suspects in prison tomorrow as their detention ends next week.
Prayut added that the Office of the Attorney General would itself brief the media on action on various cases.
Regarding this case, an announcement will be made to the media and the public on Monday Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. All were urged to follow the news only from this office for accuracy and completeness in all issues.
The police colonel, former superintendent of the Mueang Nakhon Sawan police station, who was seen in video clip suffocating a drug suspect to death with two plastic bags said after his arrest that he was not extorting 2 million baht from him but was trying to get information on where he had hidden drugs.
Top: Pol. Col. Thitisan being questioned by senior police officers. Photo: Siam Rath,
Top: Pol. Col. Thitisan greeting visitors at his station. Photo: Sanook.com
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