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On the Purpose, Role, and Limitations of the National Police


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OPINION: Police crime or punishment?

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Police chief Miranda and President Cortizo

Posted 24/07/2019

The National Police is the main public security body in the country. The constitutional principles that guide its operation are aimed at consolidating it as a professional and meritocratic body.

 In turn, the memory of the abuses committed by both the National Guard and the Defense Forces created an awareness among the citizens about the limits with which the National Police should act.

For all this it is a shock the way in which the change of command in the institution has been manifested on the occasion of the coming to power of the new government. To the surprising transfer of the officers and agents of the DIJ, movements and rotations are added that reach more than a hundred members of the sworn personnel of the institution. If everyone is professional, Why the massive rotation?

 Is this a purge or a punishment for personnel that did not follow the Martinelli administration line? President Cortizo promised a government that would respect institutions and the separation of powers. It is time to prove it. -LA PRENSA, July 24

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/opinion/opinion-police-crime-or-punishment-1

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  • Moderator_02 changed the title to On the Purpose, Role, and Limitations of the National Police
4 hours ago, Moderator_02 said:

Is this a purge or a punishment for personnel that did not follow the Martinelli administration line?

What does Martinelli have to do with it? Cortizo is not even from the same political party, and was last in power 5 years ago.

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