10 Thong Lor officers face 'Boss' case probe

10 Thong Lor officers face 'Boss' case probe

Vorayuth: Allegedly killed cop in crash
Vorayuth: Allegedly killed cop in crash

Ten police officers face a National Anti-Corruption Commission inquiry for alleged malfeasance over their handling of a 2012 hit-and-run case involving an heir to the Red Bull energy drink empire, said a senior police officer.

Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathaworn, acting commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said a panel investigating the handling of the case by Thong Lor station has implicated 10 police officers for dereliction of duty.

The 10 officers worked on the case involving Vorayudh "Boss" Yoovidhya, who was allegedly driving the speeding Ferrari that crashed into a policeman's motorcycle, killing the officer, in the early hours of Sept 3, 2012.

Pol Lt Gen Sanit said the findings were forwarded to the NACC which will decide on the next steps.

It is reported nine are active police officers and another has retired from the force.

The commissioner also said a complaint was lodged against the officers responsible for the hit-and-run case after the statute of limitations on the speeding charge expired.

Mr Vorayudh faced charges of reckless driving causing death, failing to help a crash victim and speeding. Failure to indict him on the speeding charge has caused public uproar, prompting the probe into the case.

One day before the statute of limitations for the speeding charge was due to expire on Sept 3, 2013, Mr Vorayudh's lawyer asked for a postponement on the grounds his client was ill in Singapore.

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