Discrimination is not a priority for the police

Discrimination is not a priority for the police

Only 56 zones out of 196 have a designated official who deals primarily with racism, negationism and discrimination. However, there was a memo released in 2013 that said it was obligatory for federal police and local police to designate such officials, Le Soir wrote on Wednesday. In the federal police, 38 people were designated, of which 36 were front line agents, for example traffic police and railway police.

The 196 local police zones received instructions at the end of April 2014. Only 56 of them have followed them: 44 have designated one official, 11 have named 2, and Termonde has three. This is according to information the Home Affairs Minister Jan Jambon (New Flemish Alliance) gave MP Georges Gilkinet (Ecolo).   

During this discussion, Ecolo wanted to know “how the Minister was going to fix it”, considering that the majority of police zones were not making the fight against discrimination a priority.

(Source: Belga)

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