Making the police a `humane` service

source: Mmegi
BASHI LETSIDIDI
Correspondent

The Botswana National Front says in its 2009 election manifesto that upon assuming power it will tackle police brutality by teaching officers to be ‘humane.’

The implication is clear; that under the Botswana Democratic Party government, the training of police does not make them humane enough. As a matter of fact, the BNF’s secretary general, Mohammad Khan, says as much.

“There are instances when police bully and brutalise people,” Khan says.

What a BNF future government will do, he adds, is educate police officers on the genesis of crime as a social malady and in that way enable them to reach a deeper appreciation of the criminal mentality and assist in rehabilitating them. Khan says that [continue reading]



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