Police say govt at fault over death of Italian photographer.
The Metropolitan Police Bureau has concluded that the death of an Italian photographer during red shirt protests nearly two years ago resulted from the actions of government officials. Pol Maj Gen Anuchai Lekbamrung, who heads the investigation, said evidence is strong that the death of Fabio Polenghi was caused by state authorities. He said more than 10 witnesses have been questioned and investigators are waiting for a ballistics report to close the inquiry. The Italian photographer died on May 19, 2010 during clashes between red shirt protesters and security forces on Ratchadamri Road. His sister Elisabetta Polenghi had demanded her brother's death be re-investigated. Pol Maj Gen Anuchai, a MPB deputy commissioner, said the case will be forwarded to prosecutors early next month.