In the past six months, Dutch police officers have reported thirty reports of racism and discrimination by colleagues. The reports were made by senior officers to the national anti-racism coordinator mainly. The coordinator was appointed by the police in 2022.
It is the first time that the police have received such an overview, despite the fact that racism has taken place for years. There was even a documentary made in which victims, thus Dutch police offers who had to deal with racism and discrimination, told their story. This is an important step moving forwards in terms of speaking-up culture, and mechanisms such as looking away.
Source: BNNVARA, Joop, as discussed with Francisco van Jole.