Acquittal for Brussels police officer charged with inciting racism
Friday, 05 March 2021
A Brussels police officer sentenced for inciting racism in 2019 was acquitted yesterday by a court of appeal.
The man was initially fined €6,000 for making racial remarks about a colleague of African descent, reports Bruzz. Both the officer and the prosecution appealed the verdict, asking for an acquittal.
The officer was accused of making various racist comments about the colleague and the colleague’s newborn child. He was transferred when the colleague filed a complaint, and that complaint then led to a conviction for inciting racism by a criminal court.