Former police chief ‘Joe Ferrari’ says he simply wished to “scare suspect”

A former police chief charged with murder after a medicine suspect died when multiple plastic baggage have been positioned over his head during questioning, says he just needed to scare the sufferer. Thitisan Utthanaphon, aka. Joe Ferrari in Thai media, a police chief in the northern province of Nakhon Sawan at the time, advised the court that he never supposed to kill 24 year old Jeerapong Thanapat.
Thitisan, along with 6 alleged accomplices, all former police officers, are all on trial at the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases. According to a Bangkok Post report, the defendants say they posed as prospects to have the ability to arrest Jeerapong and his wife on medicine offences on August four, final 12 months. Thitisan admits to having placed plastic bags over the suspect’s head whereas he was underneath interrogation however insists this was merely an try to scare him.
Thitisan Utthanaphon was captured on video in a violent interrogation of a suspect in an alleged drugs case, throughout which the superintendent with his subordinates positioned 6 plastic luggage over the man’s head and tied his arms behind his again which led to his suffocation till he died.
The video of the botched interrogation and torture went viral, surprising viewers of the violent police treatment of a suspect. The police station CCTV footage was leaked by a junior officer.
Ensured and 6 other officers were subsequently arrested and charged within the investigation. Thitisan is also being investigated for his function within the seizure, resale, and possession of high-end automobiles. The former police chief earned the nickname Joe Ferrari on account of his assortment of luxury automobiles.
His property, which had been seized as a half of the investigation, also embody a 57-million-baht mansion in Bangkok. In complete, investigating officers have seized assets valued at a hundred thirty million baht, together with 24 vehicles valued at 70 million baht, a rental worth 1.5 million baht, and 18 weapons worth 720,000 baht.
The next hearing will happen on March 16.
You can read some more about the early police investigations into the ‘Joe Ferarri’ case HERE..

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