In the news published in the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper, it was stated that a police officer used racist expressions to a neighborhood resident who reacted to the police in an incident in Dordrecht in 2020.
In the news, it was stated that the police officer, who was tried and fined for racist statements, was appointed as the director of the Foreigners Police department of the Rotterdam Police Service.
Farid Azarkan, Parliamentary Group Chairman of the Denk Party, whose members are mostly Turks and immigrants in the Netherlands, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that it is “shameful” that a police officer who used racist expressions against the public before was appointed as the director of the Foreigners Police department.
Drawing attention to the words of Rotterdam Police Chief Fred Westerbeke, “There is no place for racism in the police force,” Azarkan said, “What value do the Chief of Police’s words have then? This appointment breaks the promise of combating racism and discrimination in the police force lately, and the credibility of his senior officers in the police force is being lost.” made its assessment.
The Foreigners Police, which investigates the identities and residence rights of foreign nationals in the country, conducts investigations on crimes such as human smuggling and identity fraud.