suffocation

  • Crime

    ‘Joe Ferrari’ and 6 other police, face death penalty

    Thitisan Utthanaphon, aka. Joe Ferrari, along with 6 other police, will be indicted this week over 4 charges relating to the alleged torture and subsequent murder of a 24 year old drug suspect. The 7 police now facing official charges are… Pol Col Thitisan Utthanaphon (head of the station) Pol Maj Rawirot Ditthong Pol Capt Songyot Khlainak Pol Lt Thoranin…

  • Crime

    Court rules “Jo Ferrari” suspect died of deliberate suffocation

    In the wake of the Jo Ferrari scandal that uncovered police brutality and opulence in a painfully public way, a court just ruled that the suspect – who died after having his hands tied and plastic bags placed over his head – was the victim of deliberate suffocation. Pol Col Thitisan “Jo Ferrari” Utthanaphon was captured on video in a…

  • Crime

    Fears police chief Thitisan won’t be held accountable for murder

    Many, especially on social media, have expressed worries that Pol Col Thitisan “Jo Ferrari” Utthanaphon will escape harsh punishment or perhaps any punishment at all. With the hashtag #StopLyingJoe trending on Thai Twitter yesterday and the bizarre press conference allowing the now-fired police officer to speak to the public and defend his actions, many believe that after his surrender Thursday,…

  • Crime

    Court approves Thitisan custody extension, investigate further

    As police in the Crime Suppression Division continue their investigation into Pol Col Thitisan “Jo Ferrari” Utthanaphon, the Nakhon Sawan court approved an extension to keep him in custody for 12 days. The Muang district police say they need time as they still have 10 witnesses to question. In Thai law, an indictment must be made as quickly as possible,…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Easing restrictions? National manhunt for killer policeman | August 26

    Government officials have been meeting today to discuss the possibility of easing some restrictions. Thai police are out to catch one of their own, with a manhunt launched for former police chief Thitisan Utthanaphon, who remains on the run and a wanted man. Police have arrested seven teenagers for allegedly possessing ping pong bombs with plans to use them at…