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Rep Pelham Wants Push For Law Enforcement Act
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Rep Pelham Wants Push For Law Enforcement Act

By Calvin Brooks

 

MONROVIA, Jan 12 (LINA) - Montserrado County Representative Munah Pelham Youngblood wants Liberians to support the Law Enforcement Complaints Oversight Authority Act of 2013.

Representative Youngblood explained that the Act seeks to provide civilian oversight of the work of Law Enforcement Agencies and establish the independent law enforcement complaints oversight authority.

Speaking Friday at a one-day forum on the establishment of an appropriate civilian oversight mechanism for Liberia’s security sector, the Montserrado County lawmaker said Liberians should seek laws that would transform the attitude of law enforcement officers in Liberia.

She noted that over the years, officers of security agencies have violated the rights of civilians with impunity and that no institution questioned them for their unprofessional conduct.

She said the Act also seeks to address some of the plights of law enforcement officers, such as the police officers’ welfare and conditions of works.

Representative Youngblood assured senior security personnel that the proposed bill is in no way intended to undermine their authority, but will serve to ensure accountability and professionalism within the security sector of Liberia.

The forum organized by the civil society working group on security sector reform brought together over 50 civil society organizations from across Liberia.    

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