The rulings of unreformed courts may pull the plug on reforming the police, the head of the national police, Hatia Dekanoidze, said Apr. 7, Radio Svoboda reports.
Courts in many cases reinstate corrupt police officers who failed to pass screening tests. The number of such closed trials has increased, and I fear that the hard-liners in the judiciary may pull the plug on reforming the police, she said.
“The police officers guilty of extorting money and banditry cannot survive outside the law enforcement, and are eager to get reinstated in the new police to go on with their corrupt ways,” Hatia Dekanoidze said.