The Hague mayor Jozias van Aartsen decided not to allow a protest march against police brutality to go through the Schilderswijk neighborhood on Monday. Protesters will have to go another route. Protest organizers are furious. "We now have to demonstrate along a route that is invisible. You mat express your opinion, but only if as few people as possible hear it", one of the organizers said to Den Haag FM.
Protest group MAD Mothers will be protesting against police brutality in The Hague on Monday, June 27th - the one year anniversary of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez' death in police custody.
Police officers may continue using chokeholds during arrests, the Inspectorate for Security and Justice determined in their investigation into the controversial move
Mitch Henriquez' family want an independent investigation into his death in police custody. The 42 year old Aruban man passed away last year after a police officer used a chokehold on him during his arrest.
The Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal police investigations, has finished their investigation into the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez. According to the lawyer representing the Aruban man's family, the report indicates that Henriquez was "enormously abused".
The Public Prosecutor has demanded an 18 month prison sentence, eight of which conditionally suspended, against Micheal van der K. for his involvement in the Schilderswijk riots early in Junes. His case is one of the last to appear in court in a series of trials related to the riots.
The investigation team investigating the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague following the death in custody of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez late in June, have released another 10 photographs of people involved in the riots.
Activist Frank van der Linde has filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Security and Justice demanding that police officers immediately stop using the chokehold technique.
The police arrested another five suspects this week in connection with the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague after the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez late last month.
On Tuesday the police court in The Hague convicted 5 men of committing acts of violence during the third night of rioting in Schilderswijk, The Hague two weeks ago. They were all sentenced to a combination of prison time and community service. Most of them also received a location ban for Schilderswijk. A total of 7 suspects appeared in court on Tuesday.
Another seven people suspected of involvement in the riots in Schilderswijk, The Hague after the death of Mitch Henriquez, will be appearing in court on Monday.
Five members of a national assistance team have temporarily been suspended. They are suspected of possible involvement in the death of a prisoner. This death has many similarities to the death of Mitch Henriquez, the Telegraaf reports.
The police have arrested another 4 suspects in connection with the riots in Schilderswijk, the Hague last week. A total of 250 people have now been arrested.
Mitch Henriquez was laid to rest in Aruba on Thursday. Some 250 people attended the service at the Santa Ana church on the island. Some attendees wore T-shirts reading "Justice for Mitch".
Police officers using chokeholds on suspects has caused at least one more death, according to lawyer Gerald Roethof in the television program EenVandaag.
The Hague Mayor Jozias van Aartsen admitted that there is racism in his city's police force. He said this on Wednesday during a debate in the City Council regarding the death of Aruban man Mitch Henriquez and the subsequent riots in Schilderswijk. Up until now, the Mayor has always denied the existence of racism in the police.
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security injustice has asked the Inspectorate of his ministry to investigate the chokehold sometimes used by police officers to bring suspects under control. A spokesperson for the minister confirmed this after The Hague Mayor Jozias van Aartsen mentioned it during a debate in the Hague city council, NU reports.
Mitch Henriquez' body is returning to Aruba. The plane carrying his remains left the Netherlands on Tuesday afternoon.
A number of Hague rioters will be appearing before the judge for causing unrest in Schilderswijk on Monday and Wednesday next week, the Public Prosecutor announced.
A Schilderswijk cop is being threatened after falsely being named the man the one responsible for Mitch Henriquez' death. Marius Blok told his story on the police website.
Mayor Jozias van Aartsen of The Hague feels that the measures to prevent riots implemented in Schilderswijk on Thursday worked well last night.
The police arrested not 100 but 200 people in The Hague on Thursday night for breaking the ban on assembly, the Public Prosecutor confirmed
About 100 people were arrested in Schilderswijk, The Hague on Thursday night for breaking the assembly ban. The arrests were made on Hobbemaplein, where the riot police trapped the assembled crowd and then cleared the square, ANP reports.