“Corruption reached those entrusted to fight it”- Repubblika

Repubblika demands a public indpendent inquiry

A traffic police officer directs traffic in Kappara, Malta February 5, 2014. Picture taken February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

NGO Repubblika is demanding for a public independent inquiry on the current situation concerning the Police Corps. In a press statement, Repubblika said that the public inquiry must establish whether there is a culture of abuse, corruption and impunity within the Malta Police Force.

Repubblika also said that the public inquiry should also look into the reasons that have led to the current situation and make recommendations in the light of what emerges from the inquiry.

The NGO said that this is not an investigation into those members of the Police Corps who do their duty and who deserve our respect.

“This is clearly not a case of abuse by particular individuals, but a corrupt structure where power was being used for illicit personal gain and to hide the filth and corruption that was being generated” stated the NGO

Repubblika reiterated that this is a serious threat to democracy, to the rule of law and to our freedom and that corruption has reached such high and widespread levels that is has even corrupted those who are entrusted to fight it.