The National Guard responded to the viral spread on social media that the East Luwu Police had stopped investigating suspected child rape at the end of 2019.
After the investigation into the alleged rape case went viral, the hashtag #PercumaLaporPolisi became popular.
Brigadier General Karo Penmas of the Police Public Relations Rusdi Hartono emphasized that the police must handle every public report. However, he explained that existing legal procedures are based on evidence.
“There are a lot of data that are ignored. Where does it come from? It is clear that if every community wants to provide police services in the field of law enforcement, it will definitely be followed up, and of course the police will handle it. based on the evidence itself,” Brigadier General Rusdi Hartono, Friday (8/10/2021).
Brigadier General Rusti emphasized that if sufficient evidence is found, the police will follow up on all reports made by residents. Otherwise, the investigator will never report.
“If based on evidence and investigators believe that a crime has occurred, then it will be followed up. However, if there is a report that proves that there is not enough evidence to cause a report, and the investigator believes that there was no criminal act, of course the investigator will not continue to report, “he added.
Rusdi added that an investigation is still possible. The premise is that the complainant has new evidence for investigators to investigate.
“It’s not final yet,” he said.
This hashtag became popular on Twitter yesterday. The hashtag #PercumaLaporPolisi emerged after the spread of cases of alleged child rape in Tolubu was stopped. The hashtag also comes after many other cases of sexual assault that police believe have been ignored.