Cllr Emmet Doyle: Policing Review Needed For Derry
Aontú Cllr for Derry Emmet Doyle has called on the PSNI to undertake a review of policing in Derry following a review in South Armagh that identified multiple failures
“I have been consistently highlighting the failure of the PSNI locally to engage in community policing and instead focus on the militaristic ‘security’ policing that has produced scenes of chaos in communities during police operations in recent months.
The lately police commander refused my calls to appear before Council and has now left for Belfast, but the issues remain. Communities of all colour and creed have little confidence in the PSNI in our city – demonstrated their inability to address drug crime in the district, their focus on house searches and utilizing draconian stop and search legislation.
If the PSNI are truly interested in performing better for our citizens, I invite them to undertake a full review of policing in the district as they did recently in South Armagh. Lets talk openly and candidly about problems and allow the police to demonstrate they are actually interested in acting as an impartial organisation focused on addressing crime.”