Disgraced police chief Thitisan and 6 different officers indicted in murder case

A former police chief accused of murdering a suspect in custody has been indicted, along with 6 different former law enforcement officials. The Bangkok Post reports that public prosecutors have taken the case to the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases. Thitisan Utthanaphon is accused of torturing Chiraphong Thanapat to dying by suffocating the 24 yr outdated with plastic baggage whereas he was under interrogation within the northern province of Nakhon Sawan on August 5. The former police chief and 6 different officers are also accused of making an attempt to extort 2 million baht from the medicine suspect throughout questioning. All 7 deny the accusations.
A leaked video of Chiraphong being suffocated with plastic baggage went viral on social media, frightening nationwide outrage. In the video, Chiraphong could be seen together with his head lined by a black plastic bag. Thitisan can then be seen placing further baggage over the victim’s head. The man was formally pronounced dead the following day. Premiere went on the run, earlier than surrendering to police in the jap province of Chon Buri.
Itthiporn Kaewthip from the Office of the Attorney-General says Thitisan and 6 other officers have been indicted and 4 senior prosecutors have been directed to work on the case. The 7 accused have been charged with malfeasance (wrongful conduct by someone in public office) abuse of authority, torture causing demise, and coercion. If discovered guilty, they might face the demise penalty. All 7 are being held at Bangkok Remand Prison. The 6 different cops have been named as Rawirot Ditthong, Songyot Khlainak, Thoranin Matwanna, Suphakon Nimchuen, Wisut Bunkhiew, and Pawikon Khammarew.
Prior to his arrest, Thitisan had earned the nickname “Joe Ferrari” as a end result of his giant assortment of luxury vehicles. He additionally had a 57-million-baht mansion in Bangkok. In total, investigating officers have seized 130 million baht of assets, including 24 cars value 70 million baht, a rental price 1.5 million baht, and 18 weapons price 720,000 baht..

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