New political priorities to guide the work of the Geneva police

New political priorities to guide the work of the Geneva police
New political priorities to guide the work of the Geneva police

Published on June 24, 2024 at 4:56 p.m. / Modified on June 24, 2024 at 8:06 p.m.

A small revolution. The sixth edition of the common criminal policy, signed this Monday by the Attorney General Olivier Jornot and the Minister responsible for the police Carole-Anne Kast, on behalf of the Geneva Council of State, reserves some changes. Awaited for several months, this roadmap places emphasis on violence (particularly sexual) and now places victims at the center of the system. This is the real novelty. Other more “modern” themes are making their entrance: the dangers or benefits of artificial intelligence in terms of investigations, the use of cryptocurrencies in the commission of crimes and, somewhat, the problem of crack cocaine.

The liberal-radical, whose label has certainly faded greatly in contact with the judicial magistracy, and the socialist, whose party often has difficulty with repression, were they going to agree on the axes where the action of the law enforcement can be improved? The answer is yes. “A common vision and complete agreement”, underlines Olivier Jornot from the outset. Not the shadow of tension, admitted at least. Only the question of whether crack should be a priority in itself was discussed, but abandoned because of its “too reductive” side. Suffice to say that the head of the prosecution has agreed to relegate certain “old moons” to the background, in his words, to tackle new phenomena and respond to the strong expectations of civil society.

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