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Police clarify delays to crime scenes

February 19, 2018 7:38 pm

Police are always expected to arrive on time at crime scenes but there are certain protocols in place for them to follow prior to the start of the investigation which can lead to delays.

Spokesperson Ana Naisoro has clarified the reason for delays with a recent case of a fatal accident drawing public scrutiny after the victim was reportedly removed a little over an hour from the scene after she died.

“We have processes and procedures to follow with regards in any scene of crime and that also applies to fatal accidents. Where our forensics will have to come in to do their work because at the end of the day, no one can actually move anything within that cordoned off area because that has been declared a crime scene. Our attendance could have been at a faster time and we do admit that but that’s something that we’re constantly looking into when things like this surface.”

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Meanwhile, Naisoro says if Fijians are not satisfied with their service, they can lodge their complaints with Police’s Internal Affairs unit.

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