The Police Serious Disciplinary Review Board has filed a complaint against former Colonel Thitisan “Joe Ferrari” Utthanaphon and six subordinates accused of asphyxiating a suspect at a police station in Nakhon Sawan last month.
the pl. Inspector General Sarawut Kanpanich, as head of the board, said the seven police officers had committed serious disciplinary violations. All seven officers have the right to appeal by providing a written explanation of their role in the incident within 15 days.
General Sarawut said the board would consider the evidence plus clarifications before submitting it to Police Chief Suwat Chaengyodsuk for a final decision on whether or not to be removed from office or resign.
The seven officers are being held in Bangkok’s Klong Prem Central prison after they were caught on video suffocating a drug suspect with plastic bags in an alleged attempt to extort money from him.
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