Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn is encouraging road users to record their interaction with police officers with the aim of holding them accountable. Minister Benn’s remarks were made during the launch of Road Safety Week on Monday.
According to the Minister, “I believe our police have to be less aggressive, more empathetic, more open-minded and more polite… We have issues of very poor engagement with many of the police or some of the police with the traveling public; we have the ongoing criticisms of bribery on the road.”
Benn further implored that citizens to record interactions with police officers at various police stations with the aim of holding ranks accountable for their professional engagement with the public.
“We have a situation where people are fighting and attacking the policemen and women; we would also like this to stop,” Benn said.