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Tainan prison chief, Taichung officers transferred

By Jimmy Chuang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taichung City councilors, left to right, Hung Chia-hung, Hwang Hsing-hwi and Tang Kutai call for an independent commission to investigate ­corruption in the city yesterday. Taichung Mayor Jason Hu said he would support the commission if it helped stamp out corruption.

PHOTO: CNA

Tainan Prison Chief Guard Hsieh Shih-lun (解世倫) will be removed from his position before the end of the week, Deputy Warden Huang Chen-yin (黃珍寅) said yesterday, after evidence emerged of Hsieh’s presence at a crime scene.

“His new position has yet to be decided, but it will definitely be a position where he will not have any contact with inmates,” Huang said.

Hsieh was at the residence of Taichung gangster Lin Yi-hung (林亦宏) at the time he was murdered on Oct. 17.

After receiving a DVD of the crime from an unidentified source, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chiu Yi-ying (邱議瑩) made it public at a press conference on Tuesday.

In the video, Hsieh is seen walking into Lin’s residence about six minutes prior to the crime. Two gunmen suddenly enter Lin’s residence and begin shooting at him. Footage shows Hsieh hiding behind a sofa. After the two gunmen leave, Hsieh checks on Lin and then leaves without calling police or an ambulance.

The warden said that Hsieh admitted that he had befriended Lin when the latter was serving a prison sentence in Tainan 10 years ago.

Meanwhile, Taichung Police yesterday welcomed their new chief inspector and new chief of the Criminal Investigation Corps (CIC) after their predecessors were transferred amid a scandal surrounding alleged close ties between police officers and slain gangster Weng Chi-nan (翁奇楠).

“The chief inspector and the CIC chief had to be replaced to take responsibility in the Weng case,” Taichung Police chief Frank Chiu (邱豐光) said.

The National Police Agency will transfer CIC captain Chang Hsien-yuan (張獻元) to the Changhua County Police Department as a senior counselor, while chief inspector Liang Jen-hui (梁仁輝) will head to the Kinmen County Police Department, where he will be spokesman.

Chang and Liang took responsibility for being at the scene of a crime after the agency on Monday made public video clips from where Weng was shot dead in his office on May 28.

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