To ensure the Mauritian law enforcement follows the progress in other spheres in the country, to prevent police being able to use brutality or torture at all and to provide more technically advanced methods to allow police to catch criminals, including, but not limited to the following:
truth drugs, e.g. Sodium Thiopental.
Forensic tests, including but not limited to DNA testing.
national Fingerprint database.
CCTV - Legislation requiring any CCTV footage susceptible to help in solving a case to be made mandatorily available to investigating teams.
Better regulation of the Police Force :
an independent, non-police hotline for complaints against police-men misbehaviour, brutalisation or mistreatment of members of the public.
Regular training and re-training of policemen in community leadership and community policing.
Investigations and audits on policemen's assets to counter bribe-taking.
This petition closed over 2 years ago
The Mauritian Police Force has regularly been singled out by the UN Reports as using brutality and torture in extorting confessions by civilians suspected of crimes. In many recent cases, the most...
The Mauritian Police Force has regularly been singled out by the UN Reports as using brutality and torture in extorting confessions by civilians suspected of crimes. In many recent cases, the most mediatised of which remains Michaella Harte's murder, they do not have the training, the skills or the technology required to be able to find enough evidence to cause culprits to be convicted and therefore murders go unsolved that need not remain so.. Please sign this petition to ask the Mauritian Government to modernise the police force and provide it with the necessary technology and legislation to be able to deal with crime. This is also to ask the government to implement effective watchdog institutions against police mistreatment, misbehaviour and bribes.