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FDID claim Police Brutality

FDID claim Police Brutality

Foundation for Democratic Initiatives and Development (FDID-SL) has issued several press releases on police brutality ranging from the Bo killing, Tongo Fields, Bunbunna, Wellington in Freetown, Adonkia, Beach Road Lumley, Aberdeen and now Guards Street right in the heart of the Municipality.

FDID some four months ago issued a press release calling for the resignation of the Inspector General of police.  The later refused to resign and instead went on vigorously defending the actions of his men. Very prominent in his Defence was the shooting of the U.S Marine at the beach Road, Lumley. He argued that the shooting was mere observation of the rules of engagement. Barely months after this unfortunate incident, the police officers involved were dismissed. Why dismissed Officers for merely observing the rules of engagement? This action to our estimation was a strong indictment not just on the police force but also its head who is always in haste to justify the diabolical actions of his men.

On Monday the 11th of November 2013, Sierra Leone witnessed the killing of the two young promising school pupils at Guard Street, Freetown. The trigger happy police were again very reckless and unprofessional in their handling of the public. The Sierra Leone Police has become the most dreaded force today and very much reminiscent of the RUF days

FDID-SL is maintaining its usual position that drug and alcohol abuse is responsible for a spate of violence across the country. Police brutality has a very strong link with drug and alcohol abuse. We are demanding that random and regular drug test be done on police officers nationwide.

We are again urging the government to pay strung attention to fight against drug and alcohol abuse in order to save our youths from becoming a failed generation and further laying the foundation for a strong and prosperous nation.

FDID, Sierra Leone

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