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Plan to combat racism: Government reinforces vigilance over the police

The Government will place this Friday in public consultation the Plan to Combat Racism and Discrimination, which presents a set of measures to combat the situations of racism and discrimination that have resulted in a growing number of complaints. Some of the measures affect the sensitive relationship with the security forces, increasing the preventive surveillance of racist or discriminatory behavior in the police forces, at the same time as promoting “awareness-raising actions” to bring police and communities closer together.

Among the measures aimed at the security forces is that of “presenting a law proposal that makes the use of video camera surveillance systems feasible”, the so-called bodycam, which have the double effect of shedding light on the behavior of police and prevaricators in case of need for intervention. A measure that is already advancing and that has been requested by the police. Still in this field, the Government foresees the possibility of “training and placing socio-cultural mediators” in the security forces, but also in prison services.

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