Sunday, June 9, 2024

Police officers at Polish border were prohibited from possessing weapons. Their Chief Commander, visited them protected by an anti-terrorist unit

 Police officers at the border have so far been defenseless against migrants because they are prohibited from possessing weapons. Every day, they can expect accusations and prosecution from the prosecutors' teams investigating the treatment of migrants by the police, border guards, and the Territorial Defense troops. Yesterday, they were visited by the Chief Commander of the Police, who was protected by an anti-terrorist unit, and the National Prosecutor, who supervises the work of those investigative teams. Were they afraid of those "mostly peaceful" migrants or the border guards?

National Prosecutor Dariusz Korneluk assured soldiers, Border Guard officers, and policemen of support for their work. In turn, the Chief Commander of the Police, Marek Boroń, said he "stands behind the policemen and will always support them."

Apparently, the goal was to improve the morale of those serving on the Polish-Belarussian border because there are credible reports of mass refusals (by those who can refuse) to work there under leadership that is taking the side of migrants who, until now, could injure border guards without any consequences. 

- Based on reporting by Niezalezna