Police reform proposal gains strength in Colombia
Bogota, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The idea of reforming Colombia´s police to truly defend of the rights of citizens is taking power after recent events of violence in this nation.
According to Colombian Senator Humana Gustavo Petro, reconciliation without justice, without reparation for victims and without truth, is reconciliation of lies.
Referring to the call by some authorities for the police officers to apologize for their abuses committed, Petro said that a true reconciliation between citizens and the police implies the reform of that body, the rest is just rhetoric.
The police broke the social contract which their legitimacy is based on, Petro stated when referring to recent events occurred in the country after the assassination of Javier Ordóñez by the law enforcement, and then the protests against that crime resulting in repression, with a balance of a dozen dead and hundred wounded.
He emphasized that Colombia's President Iván Duque should now open the reform to the national police to put it at the service of the human rights of Colombians.
'Love needs proof beyond words, accepting the need for a structural reform that prevents and punishes police abuse is one of them. That is what our project is seeking,' said Inti Asprilla, representative to the Chamber of Congress by Alianza Verde.
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