Imakulata Emakeparo was shot, the quality of police personnel questioned


Jayapura, Jubi – Member of the Papuan House of Representative on Legal, Human Rights and Security Commission (Commission I) Wilhelmus Pigai questioned the quality of police personnel, after the death of Imakulata Emakeparo (55), a resident of Karaka Island, Mimika Far East District, Mimika District, Papua allegedly hit by bullets by members of Brimob, Sunday (February 4).

“I am concerned of the situation facing by my community in Mimika. I question the quality of police there in neither enforcing the law nor protecting society,” said the representative legislator from Papua Mimika, Thursday (February 8).

He asked Papua Police to investigate the shooting incident at Cargo dock Portsite Amamapare owned by PT Freeport Indonesia in the Far East Mimika District.

“Is it according to standard operating procedure (SOP) of the police or not?” he said.

According to him, the results of the investigation should be submitted to public in order to get legal certainty against the alleged perpetrators.

Head of Public Relations of Papua Police, Senior Commissioner AM Kamal said that his team has conducted a ballistic test, to make sure whether the bullet that hit the victim’s head really came from the firearms used by members of Brimob.

“Papua Police Chief is very serious to investigate this case, said Police Chief AM Kamal.

According to him, the investigation of the shooting incident involved a joint team of Papua Police General Investigation and Criminal Directorate, Propam Polda Papua, and Mimika Resort Police.

” There were six personnel at the scene. Four members of Brimob and two internal security officers of PT Freeport,” he said. (