Police coach Carel Boers stepped up with the police because his advice to the police department about abuses was consistently ignored. The NRC writes this, who spoke to him and has his resignation letter. According to Boers, officers feel unsafe, discriminated against and sexually harassed at police stations, but the top does not deal with the complaints.
In his letter, addressed to Chief of Police Erik Akerboom and Minister of Justice Grapperhaus, the former Rabobank director in The Hague lists the problems. For example, agents would regularly call citizens "cancer mongolians, pauper immigrants, and kutafricans" in internal chat groups.
In addition, various assaults have taken place in the past six months and officers have been severely discriminated against by the force, but all reports that Boers made of this were hardly received.
According to him, the incidents take place at various forces, such as Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Limburg, the national unit and the police academy.
'Top does nothing against homophobia, Muslim phobia and sexual harassment'
According to him, nothing happens against "homophobia, Muslim phobia and harassment of women". By talking to the NRC , he hopes to release something.
Akerboom says in a response to the NRC that he was shocked by the letter and writes that in recent years "many changes have been successfully implemented, and trust in the police is increasing". In addition, agents who pass the letter are "definitely called to account".
Boers believes that Akerboom systematically "runs away from any kind of conflict". He calls on him to appoint new young and diverse leaders.
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