Initiative to stop 'petty' police complaints

(c) UDC Genève

The Geneva branch of the Swiss People’s Party has launched an initiative it hopes would cut down what is describes as petty complaints against the police.

The party says the rise in the number of accusations against officers is a ‘pernicious development’.

It points out it can take as much as 3 or 4 years for the case to be heard, which is very demotivating for the officer involved. 

The party say at any one time there’s around 20 to 30 investigations going on.

The aim of the initiative would give the officer some immunity against complaints.

The party has until March to collect 5,400 signatures.

 

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