Po­lice of­fi­cers should have as­sess­ments

Pretoria News - - OPINION -

AN­OTHER po­lice of­fi­cer kills his wife and then takes his own life!

I lived in the apartheid era, but I don’t re­call po­lice killing loved ones and them­selves, yet those times were po­ten­tially more stress­ful than to­day for po­lice­men.

I won­der whether po­ten­tial of­fi­cers should have in-depth psy­cho­log­i­cal analy­ses and a close scru­tiny of their past crim­i­nal and other his­tory, for it seems there are too many in­ci­dents of the above killings and of po­lice us­ing their po­si­tions for crim­i­nal acts, to the detri­ment of our trust of them.


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