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Follow up on Police shooting of tourist in Pai...

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Some of you may remember a young Canadian woman Carly Reisig, who was shot by a cop in Pai some 8 or 9 years ago. The cop killed the boyfriend and shot Carly in the chest. Why or how is irrelevant. The Pai cops tried to cover it up, but unfortunately for them , this same cop later killed his own young wife…. and confessed to all shootings. He was sentenced to 30 odd years. I have met Carley a few times recently and she is suing the Thai Police Force due to their lies and intentional coverup. She has gone to court over 9 times. The cops admit guilt and the judge has ordered a settlement. This progressed and then the Thai police refused to negotiate. Carly will be back in court in Bangkok during this first week in August. Three final court days have been slated for this settlement hearing. There is no love lost between the two powers…and a Shinawattra was in power at the time.

 

Oct.06, 2017

The court case is now finished and a judgement resulting in a monetary settlement has been granted to Ms Reisig. I asked Carly if she was satisfied and she replied that she was. Carly had sued the Thai Police force in general, for dereliction of duty plus several other charges. It took 9 years and, I believe, 10 court appearances. This last appearance she flew to Bangkok alone, went to the court alone and was in great fear of succumbing to an 'accident'. However, she prevailed and the judge decided in her favour. She left Thailand as quickly as possible. Not many would be as brave.

 

   

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So it is possible to "win" in court, even in a country where "legal-certainty" is questionable.


Outside of her determination and "guts", she must have had financial backing from folks in Canada to see it through. (9 years and 10 court appearances). Respect and admiration and I mean it!


Slightly off topic:
- Even Thai nationals will gladly admit, that the Thai Legal System is somewhat "unpredictable". (Understatement). No wonder, that Farangs prefer to walk away from minor legal disputes, thus avoiding excessive legal cost in an "unpredictable" legal environement.  
Not stopping certain Farangs to invest their life savings here. But that's another story and off topic.
Cheers.

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well done Carly, not many would have had the courage and determination to stick it out until the end

 

Has the OP updated Drummond on this case? He likes publicizing these types of cases

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That's good news for the plaintiff. Justice was served. But I don't understand why every time you provide updates, that you always include this old chestnut "a Shinawatra was in power at the time".  It's really quite odd.

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Does the Royal Thai police force have the right to appeal ?

if it does I would say the case is far from over,getting a

judgement and receiving any settlement are two different

things.

regards worgeordie

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5 hours ago, elektrified said:

That's good news for the plaintiff. Justice was served. But I don't understand why every time you provide updates, that you always include this old chestnut "a Shinawatra was in power at the time".  It's really quite odd.

perhaps it ws because he was an ex corrupt cop. And cops at that time thought they could get away with anything.

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11 hours ago, swissie said:

So it is possible to "win" in court, even in a country where "legal-certainty" is questionable.


Outside of her determination and "guts", she must have had financial backing from folks in Canada to see it through. (9 years and 10 court appearances). Respect and admiration and I mean it!


Slightly off topic:
- Even Thai nationals will gladly admit, that the Thai Legal System is somewhat "unpredictable". (Understatement). No wonder, that Farangs prefer to walk away from minor legal disputes, thus avoiding excessive legal cost in an "unpredictable" legal environement.  
Not stopping certain Farangs to invest their life savings here. But that's another story and off topic.
Cheers.

Please so how much was she rewarded or how much was a life worth in thailand.

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THX for the update, I had completely forgotten the details about that case....!?!?

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She has wasted 10 years of her life on this. Can't help thinking she would have lived a happier 10 years if she had let it go.

Still, I wish her well.

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13 hours ago, swissie said:

So it is possible to "win" in court, even in a country where "legal-certainty" is questionable

 

 

maybe just once easier than other times: Remember that around the time of the verdict Mr. Prayuth was Honorable Guest of Mr. Trump

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"The court case is now finished and a judgement resulting in a monetary settlement has been granted to Ms Reisig."

 

Hard to figure out what the sentence means. She left Thailand with some money or she didn't?

 

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I wish her the best of luck, of course, unfortunately in Thai civil cases, getting a judgement is only the beginning.  Enforcement is difficult and very, very time-consuming.

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