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Death of drug crazed man in Nakhon Phanom: Police officer charged and transferred pending investigation

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Death of drug crazed man in Nakhon Phanom: Police officer charged and transferred pending investigation

 

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The police lieutenant at the center of allegations that he murdered a drug crazed man after going to sort out trouble in a village in the north east of Thailand on Saturday, has been charged. 

 

A video showed the policeman kick then discharge his weapon resulting in the death of a man in Ban Khor, Phon Sawan district. It was claimed that a violent situation had been brought under control and the family are demanding the policeman is brought to justice.

 

Pol Lt Wijit Bangpla, 58, is recovering in hospital from wounds to his head and arms inflicted by a knife. 

 

Yesterday he heard a charge that he acted negligently in the execution of his duty resulting in the death of a person. 

 

It has been decided that he will remain free while an investigation takes place though he will be transferred from the Phon Sawan station to regional HQ. 

 

Regional police commander Pol Maj-Gen Thanachart Rotklongtan has called for justice for the family and the policeman.

 

Phon Sawan station chief Pol Col Kaweesak Sukbang said that there were three aspects to the case. Kaweesak is the lieutenant's commanding officer.

 

Firstly the relatives' claims will need to be investigated and an autopsy is being conducted in Khon Kaen. It is possible that a charge of murder or overzealousness in policing could follow.

 

Secondly, the actions of the dead man in resisting arrest and attempting to murder the policeman must be considered. 

 

Thirdly, the police need to be responsible for the welfare of the dead man's family whether the policeman involved was in the right or wrong.

 

A video of the incident and press reports seemed to suggest that the suspect had been disarmed when the policeman involved kicked the suspect and shot him as he sat down exhausted from his fight, notes Thaivisa.

 

Online comment was rife with some suggesting that the policeman had done nothing wrong in tackling a Ya Ba crazed man, while others, accepting there was provocation, thought he had murdered the man. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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4 minutes ago, webfact said:

Yesterday he heard a charge that he acted negligently in the execution of his duty resulting in the death of a person. 

Acted negligently.... WOW understatement of the year, he committed murder.

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7 minutes ago, colinneil said:

Acted negligently.... WOW understatement of the year, he committed murder.

But, not if he had done it 5 minutes previously, crazy world

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Maybe a 'rich' policeman?

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Regional police commander Pol Maj-Gen Thanachart Rotklongtan has called for justice for the family and the policeman.

On hearing that, Justice shrugged.

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For those of us who’ve spent any time in Thailand witnessing the abhorrent lack of accountability concerning loss of life, we all know where this is going.... 

 

For the Police, it's always Movement to an inactive position. 

For the Public, it's always a publicised apology and a couple of weeks in a temple. 

For the Poor, it's find a way to blame the Burmese.

For the Wealthy, it's impunity. 

For the foreigner, it's media and national outrage followed by a severe and inconsistent penalty.

 

 

 

Edited by richard_smith237

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He should have shot him in the leg when the knife came out-problem solved

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17 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

 

But, not if he had done it 5 minutes previously, crazy world

But it wasn't 5 minutes earlier which makes it entirely different.

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