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ICA responds to viral video involving two ICA officers hitting a truck driver

The incident happened at 4.40pm on Friday (Dec 21).

Two Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers caught on video hitting a truck driver are now under police investigation. They have been suspended from duties.

In the video, which was first shared on All Singapore Stuff today (Dec 22), one of the officers can be seen kicking the trucker several times.

The incident happened at 4.40pm on Friday (Dec 21).

ICA officers beat up truck driver

Two Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers caught on video hitting a truck driver are now under police investigation. They have been suspended from duties. The incident happened at 4.40pm on Friday (Dec 21).

Posted by Observer+ on Friday, 21 December 2018

“ICA takes a serious view of this incident. Our officers are expected to discharge their duties professionally. The officers have also been taken off operational duties pending the Police investigation.”

– Immigration & Checkpoints Authority

ICA said in their statement today (Dec 22) that the truck driver disregarded the officers’ instructions and “drove recklessly” into their direction.

The officers then confronted the driver and engaged in a physical altercation with him.

“Preliminary investigations showed that the two officers, who were performing traffic control duties at Woodlands Crossing, were directing the container truck which was on its way to Woodlands Checkpoint for departure clearance,” it said.

The statement added: “ICA does not condone such behaviour, even if the driver may have disregarded the safety of others, and has referred both officers to the Police following our preliminary investigations.”

ICA’s response to social media video involving two ICA officers and a truck driver near Woodlands Checkpoint ICA is…

Posted by Immigration & Checkpoints Authority on Friday, 21 December 2018

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