02:42
31 oktober 2020

Enforcing COVID-19 restrictions could erode public trust in police

Enforcing COVID-19 restrictions could erode public trust in police

Police in many countries have been given extraordinary powers to enforce lockdowns and tackle COVID-19; but as Dr John Coyne, Head of Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement Program at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) points out, applying those powers could seriously erode the public’s trust in policing.

Scenes of Australian police, mostly Victorian, using physical force to deal with non-compliant citizens protesting against COVID-19 restrictions have become news fixtures.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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