TMID Editorial: Faith in the force – Police officers and criminal histories

Former police commissioner John Rizzo did not mince his words last Sunday when he said in no uncertain terms in an interview with our sister Sunday edition that police officers with a criminal history should not – under any circumstances – be eligible for recruitment, re-engagement or promotion.

Rizzo, the only police commissioner since 2013 who did not resign with a dark cloud of accusations of dereliction of duty hanging over them, instead having been transferred to the Civil Protection Department when he had wanted to arraign John Dalli, pointedly said: ‘How can people have trust in their police officers

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