10 Apr 2014

Fiji police has no funds to investigate complaints against police officers

4:52 am on 10 April 2014

Fiji's acting police commissioner says the force has no funds available to investigate complaints against police officers.

More than 200 complaints were recorded against officers in the first quarter of the year which the acting commissioner, Ravi Narayan, says is a concern.

FBC News reports Mr Narayan as saying the government does not allow a single penny to be spent on investigating officers because they are regarded as professionals and urged them to take their roles and responsibilities seriously.

It is unclear whether this means that complaints against police officers are being ignored.