The Head of the Central Sulawesi Regional Police, Inspector General of Police Rudy Sufahriadi stated that the trial of the Professional Code of Ethics for the Indonesian National Police (Polri) on Saturday (23/10) recommended the dishonorable discharge (PTDH) of Iptu IDGN, a former police chief in Parigi Moutong Regency in the alleged case immorality.
In a closed session at the Central Sulawesi Regional Police, the National Police’s Professional Code of Ethics Commission decided that IDGN was guilty of committing immoral acts against the daughter of a suspect in theft of livestock.
“Recommending IPTU IGDN for disrespectful dismissal from the police, I repeat the recommendation is PTDH,” said Inspector General Rudy Sufahriadi at a press conference at the Central Sulawesi Police Headquarters, Saturday (23/10) afternoon.
Inspector General of Police Rudy Sufahriadi on behalf of the Central Sulawesi Police also apologized to the wider community for the violations committed by Iptu IGDN.
The case began with a video recording showing the confession of a woman with the initials S. In the video, S admitted that he was invited to have sex by a police officer with a promise to help free his father from detention.
“A few weeks he offered, he seduced. He said later to help papa, if for example, I want to accompany him to sleep. Help free papa. Finally I wanted to because I thought my father wanted to leave,” said the victim.
The victim’s family reported the actions of the Iptu IGDN to the Parigi Moutong Police on Friday (15/10), last week. The Central Sulawesi Regional Police immediately responded to the report by removing him from his position as Police Chief on the same day.
The Head of Public Relations of the Central Sulawesi Police, Police Commissioner Didik Supranoto in a press release said that Iptu IDGN declared an appeal against the PTDH recommendation decision.
The general criminal case by this person is still in the process of being investigated by the investigators of the General Criminal Investigation Directorate of the Central Sulawesi Regional Police.
“Currently we are still examining witnesses and if the investigation is deemed sufficient, then a case will be held to determine whether or not it can be increased to the investigation stage,” said Didik.
From the investigation, said Didik, a case will be held again to determine who the suspect is.
Be a Warning in the Internal Police
The Director of the Learning Circle Association for Women (Libu Perempuan) in Central Sulawesi, Dewi Rana Amir, assessed that the decision of the National Police Professional Code of Ethics against Iptu IGDN was correct.
“After all, law enforcement officers are supposed to be the protectors. This decisive action also serves as a warning (warning) within the National Police not to do things that are disgraceful,” Dewi said to FLY, Saturday (23/10) afternoon.
In addition to completing the legal process against the perpetrators, Dewi reminded the importance of providing psychosocial assistance and long-term recovery to victims of sexual violence, as well as reintegration in the community. [yl/ft]