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Independent review panel for Home Team's internal investigations

Published on Aug 1, 2014 1:27 PM
 
Trainees from the Singapore Police Force at a classroom lesson at the Home Team Academy in Choa Chu Kang. An independent review panel that will look at whether internal investigations into Home Team officers are thorough and fair was established by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday, Aug 1. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - An independent review panel (IRP) that will look at whether internal investigations into Home Team officers are thorough and fair was established by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday.

Chaired by retired Supreme Court judge Goh Joon Seng and comprising 18 other members from various professions - including the former director of prisons and the former Chief of Army - the high-level panel is meant to strengthen the Home Team's system for reviewing internal investigations into allegations of wrongdoing or misconduct by its officers, said MHA.

"When directed by the Minister for Home Affairs, the IRP will review the internal investigations into cases of serious alleged misconduct by an officer in his official capacity," it said.

This would apply for cases that resulted in death or serious injury or that obstructed or perverted the course of justice.

 
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