5 Jan 2017

Fiji police alarmed at retaliation against officer

2:36 pm on 5 January 2017

Fiji's Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has called on the public not to retaliate against police officers doing their duty.

Fiji's Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho. April 2016.

Fiji's Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho. Photo: Fiji PM's YouTube channel.

The Commissioner told FBC News that a group of individuals had gone to the home of an officer and assaulted him.

He said the group included a man who had earlier been arrested for failing to pay a taxi fare.

Brigadier General Qiliho said before acting, people must think about the consequences of their actions.

The assault comes amid a number of court cases of police officers accused of using excessive force.

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