Inappropriate police behaviour brought to Defence and Security Committee attention

Policeman threatened the underage boys, that in America they would be shot for running away.

MP Milan Krajniak (Sme rodina)MP Milan Krajniak (Sme rodina) (Source: TASR)

On the evening of October 7, plain-clothes police officers in a car pulled up by two boys walking down the street. One of the officers showed them a small card with a police sign but the older boy was afraid that they were being robbed and started running. Then the plain-clothes policemen allegedly knocked him down and handcuffed him, with hands behind his back. The younger boy tried to call the police but was prevented from doing so. Finally, two girls passing by called the police patrol. 

Krajniak opined that it could be questioned whether the police intervention against two underage boys was justified. “It is unacceptable that police threaten boys, saying that in America they would be shot down for this,” he said, as quoted by SITA. “A police officer cannot threaten any citizen in this way,” Krajniak added.

On October 12, members of the parliamentary Defence and Security Committee agreed to deal with the situation, based on the proposal of MP Milan Krajniak (Sme Rodina party), the SITA newswire wrote. The committee will invite Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák and the authorised police officials. The committee session should take place on October 25, based on preliminary agreement; but it might also take place as late as November 8 when Kaliňák is slated to file several draft bills at the committee.

 

 

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