Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
The new police commissioner Angelo Gafà stated he is ready to investigate allegations of corruption and money laundering against Joseph Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi. During his first press conference, Gafa also stated that one of his top priorities is to prevent criminality.
Angelo Gafà is Malta’s new police chief after MPs within the Public Appointments Committee voted to approve him, on Monday. Opposition MPs stuck to the boycott announced by the Nationalist Party.
During the press conference Gafà also anounced a number of new decisions that will be implemented within the Malta Police Force;
- Assistant Police Commissioner Alexandra Mamo will replace Ian Abdilla as the head of the economic crimes unit
- GRECO recommendations will be enforced; “We will increase good governance and accountability”
- Domestic violence unit will be set-up following an internal call
- Cybercrime analyst will be appointed
- Part-time policing will be introduced
On Mamo’s appointment, the new police commissioner stated that in no way is he saying that Ian Abdilla did any wrong but admitted that things need to change immediately. He also said that Mamo has everyone’s support for her new role.
While mentioning that he wants to implement a new strategy that responds to today’s challenges the new police chief said that he wants this strategy to be published.
“A police force under my watch will not be influenced by anyone,” stated Angelo Gafa’. He also recognized the fact that the police force is facing a number of allegations on corruption. He said that for sure something needs to be done and will be done and that he also will not tolerate any form of abuse from police officers.
Gafà also said that he wants to make our country one of the safest countries in the world again and will encourage and invest in community policing.