President Kagame assures on reversing unnecessary use of excessive force by police

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 7 September 2020 at 05:58

President Paul Kagame has promised a permanent solution to concerns on excessive use by some police officers in the line of duty.

Kagame made the remarks while responding to a question on the subject, Sunday, during a press interaction with RBA, saying that he had been following up on the issue and from his understanding, it was the actions of a few individual officers and not operational guidelines of the police force.

“I have learned that there have been individual excesses which I don’t attribute to lack of training. They have sufficient training, they have ability and commitment. This depends on individuals,” he said.

The Head of State said he had instructed police leadership to ensure that any officers found to have engaged in excesses will be held accountable in a transparent manner.

“We are going to see change; there is no need for that excessive force. Even when the one you are dealing with maybe a hardcore criminal the police are trained and know how to deal with such a situation without applying excesses,” he said.

He added that the isolated incidents should not tarnish the image of the Rwanda National Police.

President Paul Kagame has promised a permanent solution to concerns on excessive use by some police officers in the line of duty.

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