Papua New Guinea's police chief says he's ashamed of his officers after a spate of reports of police brutality.
PNG's police are infamous for their corruption and wanton use of excessive force.
But after several local media reports, one of which featured a policeman who allegedly crushed his wife's foot with a tyre iron, Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga called an urgent meeting of the force's hierarchy.
In a statement he said he was ashamed of his men and ordered his commanders to bring them under control.
He directed the Internal Affairs unit to investigate the media reports.Other directives include the removal of all unmarked police cars from Port Moresby's roads, the standing down of all police reservists and the reintroduction of weekly discipline parades.