Police officer shunned to an inactive post for allegedly abusing a subordinate

The deputy superintendent of Phayakkhaphum Phisai police station in Maha Sarakham was transferred to an inactive post at the provincial police operations centre for his alleged improper conduct toward one of his subordinates and toward the public.

The abrupt transfer ordered by Pol Maj-Gen Apisak Dechakamphu, the provincial police commander, followed a post in the social media today of the alleged improper conduct and abuse of Pol Lt-Col Yuttha Banchongpru on Tuesday night (April 17).

It was reported that during the inspection trip Tuesday night, Pol Lt-Col Yuttha ordered all policemen manning police booths to report to him at a roadside spot. But one of the officers came late and was ordered to make 30 push-ups and roll on the sandy ground by the road.

The deputy superintendent also ordered villagers who witnessed the incident not to interfere with him or to show sympathy for the allegedly abused cop. He also snatched a smartphone from one of the witnesses to stop him from taking pictures of the incident.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)