Brabant killings: It is too easy to establish links with the way police forces function today, Jambon says
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    Brabant killings: It is too easy to establish links with the way police forces function today, Jambon says

    The case of the Brabant Killers cannot be linked with today’s police forces, Security and Interior Deputy Prime Minister Jan Jambon (N-VA) has indicated. “I understand that questions arise. And society — especially the victims (of the Killings) and their families — is entitled to obtain answers. But I find it too easy to establish links with the way the police forces function today,” the Minister declared Monday morning on Radio 1.

    A former policeman, member of the Diane Special Unit, would have admitted just before his death that he was the “Giant” in the Brabant Killers’ Gang.

    A police expert himself, Minister Jambon esteems the comparison with today’s law enforcement corps to be inappropriate. “The ‘gendarmerie’ no longer exists since 1999-2000. It was integrated into a unique police force, and the culture which dominates today is quite different from that which prevailed at that time within the gendarmerie,” the Minister added. “I see few likenesses with the way police is working today.”

    Mr. Jambon does not comment on the ongoing inquest. He admits that the research findings will count, notably for the victims, for whom a wound reopens each time.” I hope we shall put all of that behind us at last,” Jan Jambon has commented. 

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times