SINGAPORE: The Internal Affairs Office (IAO) of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) has started investigations into allegations by two ex—SMRT bus drivers against the conduct of police investigation officers.
The police said two ex—drivers, who had been charged for their roles in an SMRT bus strike in November 2012, alleged in a video online that they been assaulted while in police custody.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement on Tuesday that it takes a serious view of the public allegations made.
MHA said such allegations must be taken seriously as they have a detrimental impact on public confidence and trust in the integrity of the SPF.
IAO will be approaching bus drivers, the producers of the video and other related parties to seek their assistance in its investigation.
The IAO is an independent office within the SPF HQ.
Its job is to investigate all disciplinary offences, as well as crimes committed by police officers, when acting under the colour of its office.
The IAO reports directly to the Commissioner of Police.
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