The Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have a longstanding working relationship based on mutual respect and a shared interest in security and law enforcement. As part of our collaboration, SPF and FBI have shared information on both operational and developmental areas for many years.
This cooperation between SPF and FBI extends to the investigation of Shane Todd's death. The SPF and FBI have engaged in several discussions and are working together on this matter. As part of its investigation, the SPF will also take into account any information and evidence that the FBI may independently gather. SPF has asked FBI for specific assistance in respect of the case. SPF has also told FBI that it will share with FBI evidence obtained so far in accordance with the legal framework of both countries. Both agencies are committed fully to ensuring that the investigation is thorough and that all available evidence relevant to the cause of, and circumstances connected with the death of Shane Todd is made available at the Coroner’s Inquiry before the State Coroner.
At the Coroner’s Inquiry, the Todd family may pose relevant questions, through a counsel or by themselves, to the witnesses about the investigation findings, and the forensic and medical reports. At this fact-finding inquiry, the State Coroner will review the evidence adduced, and determine, independently, the cause of, and circumstances connected with the death of Shane Todd.
The SPF is committed to ensuring that all information is comprehensively examined and scrutinized during the course of the investigation. The SPF will continue to work with the FBI to engage the Todd family to get their co-operation and assistance with the on-going investigation.