The police request not to generalize and not to “transpose” in our country the transpositions little subtle of what is happening elsewhere.
Dyears an open letter, the federal and local police to call for “solidarity, serenity and maturity” and demand mutual respect, now that the debate on police violence has also been fueled in Belgium after the protests against it in the United States. According to the police organizations, there is a generalization that is unwarranted.
“The obsessive images of some police interventions that go around the world and are quite justifiably reactions of indignation. As police, we are also outraged “, one can read in the open letter to the top of the police. The police, however, do not generalize and do not “transpose” in our country the transpositions little subtle of what is happening elsewhere.
A current context to review ?
According to the police organizations, the current environment also encourages to physical or verbal violence against the police and fellow citizens. “This is unheard of and unacceptable, nor are the use of undue coercion, or the statements inappropriate to the police,” she said.
The police stresses that it is accountable to the governments and the different bodies of control. “Also in the field of racism. We want to be very clear : there is no systemic problem of racism within the police “, it seems in the letter. The racist statements are the object of legal action or disciplinary.
The police said they want to listen to outside players to make things more questionable. “Their recommendations also deserve our reflection and call for a reasoned debate. After all, we are supporters of an organization that is open and respectful, and we expect the same respect from our fellow officers “.