Expert Hearing on Police Commissioner in the NRW State Parliament
The State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia is currently dealing with a draft bill of the parliamentary group BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNNEN on the introduction of an independent commissioner for the police of North Rhine-Westphalia (Polizeibeauftragtengesetz NRW – PolBeaufG NRW, LT-Drs. 17/6147).
The draft bill provides for the introduction of an independent body to which both, citizens and police employees, can address their concerns.
An expert hearing on this bill was held on 31 October 2019 in the Committee on Internal Affairs at NRW State Parliament. Dr. Nikolaos Gazeas was one of the experts at this public hearing and welcomed in general the establishment of such a body of an independent police commissioner, which is located as an auxiliary body at the State Parliament (Landtag).
Dr. Gazeas’ written statement is available here.
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