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Police Abuse Of Power

Police abuse of power is a devastating, global issue.

Hundreds of millions of the poorest people in the developing world are abused by corrupt police who extort bribes and brutalize innocent citizens, or are held in abusive pre-trial detention.


In many places in the developing world, rather than teach their children to run to the police if they are in trouble, parents must teach them to run from the police to stay safe from harm.

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"Poor people regard the police as agents of oppression, not protection. Over and over again, poor people said that justice and police protection are only for rich businesses, rich people and those with connections."  

– Voices of the Poor, The World Bank​ [1]
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SOURCES:

[1] World Bank’sVoices of the Poor: From Many Lands,  Page 471

[2] Open Society Foundations. Pretrial Detention and Torture: Why Pretrial Detainees Face the Greatest Risk.

[3] Independent Policing Oversight Authority. Baseline Survey on Policing Standards and Gaps in Kenya.

[4] Open Society Justice Initiative. Pretrial Detention and Torture: Why Pretrial Detainees Face the Greatest Risk.

[5] Ibid

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