Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:04 AM

RSIPF Titinge Investigation Update

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force investigation into the incident that occurred at Titinge on 12 August 2010 is progressing well with a dedicated team of detectives investigating the incident.

The investigation headed by the Director of RSIPF National Criminal Investigations Division (NCID) have interviewed and obtained statements from a number of witnesses.

Commissioner of Police, Peter Marshall, commended the detectives who have been working extensively on this investigation and thanked them for the hard work that they have put in to the enquiry so far.

"This is a very detailed and comprehensive investigation that will take sometime to complete but I am satisfied with the progress and I appreciate the effort the officers have put into it," he said.

Commissioner Marshall also stated police are committed to fully investigating this matter.

"The fact that at one point, more than 40 officers were involved in the investigation indicates police commitment to conducting a full investigation into the incident," said.

In response to a media article in one of the local newspapers which questioned why there are two investigations into the incident, Commissioner Marshall clarifies that there is only one investigation into this incident.

"I would like to clarify that there is only one investigation dedicated to this incident and not two investigations as has been suggested by one of the newspapers," he said.

"It appears that the author of this letter to the editor has confused the RSIPF official investigation with the RAMSI internal enquiry which is totally different and has nothing to do with the police investigation," Commissioner Marshall said.

As with any investigation police ask that any person who may have information in relation to this matter to contact Police on phone 23666 or 999.

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