The Mayor of Colombia Claudia López this Saturday defended the need for reform of the Colombian police force, which, she said, should be under the control of citizens and the due judiciary in the face of the protests. Produced across the country against the latest episodes of police brutality.
“The police, which is full of exemplary men and women who fulfill their roles in accordance with the law, must be enshrined in the constitution as a civil body subject to the control of the citizens and the proper judiciary,” said López.
“Colombia should not continue to carry the burden left by more than 60 years of armed conflict: a militarized police force,” said the mayor of Bogotá during an act by the capital’s peace district council.
“There are people who say that vandalism must be suppressed with the militarization of the city. Of course not. Instead of militarizing Bogotá, the police must be demilitarized,” he said.