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Indonesian Senior Cop Quits as Public Anger Mounts Over Scandal

  • Investigations show alleged cover-up over junior cop’s death
  • President Jokowi has asked for complete transparency in probe

One of Indonesia’s highest ranking police officers has resigned amid investigations into an alleged cover-up involving the death of a junior cop that has ignited public anger and fueled criticisms of abuse of power.

The scandal is widely seen as a major setback for the national police force that has been trying to regain public trust following long-standing complaints of corruption and brutality.