Enschede police criticized for releasing footage of man on bad trip

Enschede police posts footage of drug-addled man on Facebook, July 2017
Enschede police posts footage of drug-addled man on Facebook, July 2017. Photo: Politie Enschede / Facebook

The Enschede police posted a video on Facebook of a man under the influence of drugs having convulsions on the floor. "Luckily we were there on time", the police wrote. While the post received many positive responses, some criticized it as being disrespectful and tasteless, RTL Nieuws reports.

The post was intended as a warning that drugs can be dangerous. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance. 

"It's unnecessary and has a high level of sensation", one commenter criticized. "And that by the police, who should be protecting us."

"He's beautifully displayed", writes another. "The police are making some kind of sport of putting vulnerable people on Facebook. That is very disrespectful and can harm the people in question."

The video was removed on Monday.

 

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