Jaap Timmer

Jun 11 '18 14:40

A video that surfaced online showing the arrest of a woman on Stahduisplein in Rotterdam early this month, resulted in accusations of police brutality on social media. The police point out that such videos often don't give any context - they don't show what happened beforehand, NOS reports.

The video shows a 25-year-old woman being pushed around and punched by police officers, before being handcuffed, while shocked onlookers shout at the officers.

Flyer for a protest against police brutality following the dath of Paul Selier in police custody, February 2018
Feb 5 '18 14:10

A protest against police brutality is being planned Den Haag on February 19th, following the on Friday morning. Singer John Medley submitted a request to protest to the municipality of Den Haag, Omroep West reports. The municipality still has to approve it. 

Roosendaal standoff
May 13 '15 10:03

The Special Intervention Service, which is used to deal with terrorists threats, is struggling with a sever staff shortage. The service currently has dozens of open vacancies, especially for members of SWAT teams, military police, snipers and marines, AD reports.

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