Investigation launched against police officers reportedly extorted a Japanese tourist for 68 US$ over a traffic violation in an incident that took place in Jembrana, Bali in 2019 ( video below ) Jembrana Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Ketut Gede Adi Wibawa said the Bali provincial police’s internal affairs division (P had launched an investigation against the two officers. “We are waiting for a disciplinary hearing. We can’t just punish them, because we have to go through the procedures,” Ketut said on Friday.
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He added that the internal affairs division would present evidence pertaining to the incident during the hearing. Video footage showing two police officers in Bali allegedly extorting a Japanese tourist over a minor traffic violation has gone viral recently on social media – eight months after it was uploaded to YouTube by user “style kenji” in December last year. The footage shows one of the officers, who was not wearing a traffic police uniform, pointing out to the man that his motorcycle headlight was off. He later proceeded to fine the man Rp 1 million for the violation. In Indonesia, motorcyclists must keep the headlight on while driving, even in daytime. After the video went viral, Ketut confirmed that the two implicated officers had admitted to committing extortion. National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono said the force had taken “strict action
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Source : https://regional.kompas.com/