Irish Mirror Comment: Long arm of law extends to officers.ALLEGATIONS of criminal activity by Gardai need thorough and dispassionate dis·pas·sion·ate
Devoid of or unaffected by passion, emotion, or bias. See Synonyms at fair1.
Members of any law enforcement agency Noun 1. law enforcement agency - an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws
FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation - a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice come in for their fair share of sniping.
Nobody rubs shoulders with the criminal fraternity without making enemies who will lash out lash out
1. to make a sudden verbal or physical attack
2. Informal to spend extravagantly
Verb 1. whenever they get the chance.
Complaints machinery available to the public is a necessary measure.
And we need a channel in order to air grievances to win satisfaction.
Officers must know that they are answerable an·swer·a·ble
1. Subject to being called to answer; accountable. See Synonyms at responsible.
2. That can be answered or refuted: an answerable charge.
3. to the public they serve.
But when Gardai are accused of running a precinct like a gangland turf, tougher measures are needed.
Remote districts can easily fall into the delusion that they are far enough away from headquarters to do as they please.
And Commissioner Pat Byrne Pat Byrne (born 15 May 1956, in Dublin) is a former Irish football player and manager.
A central midfielder, Byrne's playing career started with Bohemians in his native Ireland, his debut coming against St Patricks Athletic on August 25 1974. has put everything in motion to show that nobody is outside the scrutiny of the law.
The men involved will be given every chance to defend themselves.
They are entitled to the same rights as the criminals they are supposed to protect us from.
But they are bound by the same laws too.