Military police doubling as judicial police under review by Legislature

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-03-07
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

The Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee of Taiwan’s 6739738Legislature on Monday passed an impromptu motion that asks the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to submit a written report within 20 days on whether to rid the military police of their judicial police status amid controversies surrounding the allegation that the military police had recently conducted a search in a civilian’s house for missing government documents related to the White Terror without warrant.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tuan Yi-kang proposed a motion in the committee to ask the MOJ to conduct a review on the issue of whether the military police should be excluded from the rank of law enforcement police.

In addition, DPP Legislator Wellington Koo also made an impromptu motion that asks the MOJ and the Ministry of National Defense to jointly submit a report on measures for strengthening command, supervision and coordination between prosecutors and the military police when they are acting as judicial police.

The two motions were passed in the committee without objection.     [SOURCE]

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