Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Major Misconduct by Police Heads toward Traumatized Agents

The Dutch Police neglect employees who have psychological problems and are at home due to them. Efforts are made to force them to resign, or alternatively, to fire them in doubtful ways. Police agents complain about abuse of power, intimidation, pestering and manipulation. Many agents who suffer from post-traumatic stress disturbance do not get any assistance from the police and have to pay their medical costs themselves. According to the trade unions, at least 40 agents are involved in legal battles against the police. One of their demands is recognition of post-traumatic stress disturbance as a professional disease.

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