The news that 4 officers have been suspended pending investigations into the death in custody of Vilikesa Soko is without doubt the best news we’ve had for a long time into deaths at the hands of the police, military and orison officers under Bainimarama. Past investigations were slow, grudging and driven only by media exposure. To make second base Groenewald has to follow up on the torture video. Does anyone doubt that the failure to investigate a crime that was actually filmed, and the open backing given to the perpetrators by Bainimarama, contributed to the latest death. Lazy unprofessional policing will not solve our crime problem.
Fiji Times August 26, 2014 Soko’s death: Police,4, suspended pending investigations