Criminal cases being cleared more quickly, with prosecutors deployed at police divisions

(From left) Senior Staff Sergeant Jazreel Wee, Assistant Superintendent of Police Prabakar Ramalingam, DPP Mark Tay and DPP Tan Yen Seow at a discussion at Clementi Police Division on Feb 15, 2022. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - An initiative implemented last year to deploy prosecutors to the police divisions has allowed cases to be cleared more quickly, with efficiency up by more than 50 per cent in most cases.

Prosecutors now take a shorter time to review investigation papers and respond to investigators, Chief Prosecutor Tan Kiat Pheng told The Straits Times.

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