Fifty-two jail policemans in Italy have actually been put on hold for their affirmed participation in whippings of prisoners that had actually objected the absence of face masks and also infection examinations throughout the top of Italy’s pandemic in 2015.
Monitoring video clips, released by the paper Il Domani, reveal club-wielding policemans defeating, kicking and also punching detainees in a holding area and also as they turned up and also down a stairs.
Several of the detainees at the Santa Maria Capua Vetere jail in Naples were struck repetitively while on the flooring, blood loss, or as they strolled with their hands behind their bowed heads.
None was seen withstanding or attempting to combat back.
Italy’s justice ministry claimed on Wednesday 52 policemans and also managers had actually been put on hold, pending a criminal examination right into the occasions of April 6, 2020.
Justice Preacher Marta Cartabia bought a complete interior examination right into what taken place.
She called the episode a dishonesty of the Italian constitution, “an infraction and also an outrage to the self-respect of detainees,” along with to policemans that do their work well.
The general public district attorney’s workplace opened up an examination in 2015 after issues of physical violence by jail policemans adhering to a demonstration activity set off by the news of a favorable instance of COVID-19 amongst detainees.
The examination is targeting greater than 110 individuals in total amount.
These consist of the head of the jail cops, 2 commissioners and also 3 examiners. The local supervisor of the jail management has actually been put on hold.