Traffic Police Chief DIG Ajith Rohana Encourages Public To Record Their Interactions With Erratic Police Officers

September 11, 2018

DIG in charge of Motor Traffic Ajith Rohana today said the public had every right to video or audio record their  interactions with Traffic police officers on the street. 

"Don't be hesitant to record  what they do. If you are in the middle of a discussion with an officer and you can't video record the conversation, at least leave the audio record on," the senior Police offcer said, issuing a special statement today. 

Such eveidence, he said, could be used to prevent misconduct on the part of the Police officers on duty. 

The DIG, a former Police Media Spokesman and a lawyer, also requested the public to send such videos to him via e-mail and prmosed swift investigations.

"I understand that there are many people who travel without mobile phones and digital devices. So, digital evidence is not always required to initiate action against an errant officer. Even if a citizen lodges a normal complaint, we can proceed with action. But, the public must make use of technology whenever available. It makes our operations easier," Rohana said, adding that the public should not be reluctant to exercise their rights. 

Rohana was recently appointed the head of the Traffic Police Division base on IGP Pujith Jayasundara's recommendation.  

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