Alleged police assault case classified as murder

Marama Tikomaivalagi shows a picture of her son Joseua Lalauvaki in Nausori. Picture: RAMA/FILE

THE death of the man who was allegedly assaulted by police officers has been classified as murder.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed this in a statement issued this morning saying the post mortem examination of the 26-year old has been conducted with the case now classified as murder.

“CID officers continue to gather statements of witnesses to establish the number of officers allegedly involved,” Ms Naisoro said.

Investigations continue.