Duque announces ‘transcendental step’ regarding transparency and human rights in Colombian police force

The police and the Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (Esmad) have been in the eye of the storm, with multiple accusations of excessive use of force, particularly during the intense days of protest in May and June.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of Colombia, Iván Duque, announced Monday a new chapter of transparency and respect for human rights in the National Police, during an event in which the new uniforms of the institution were presented, changing from green to blue.

"Today, we begin a process of integral transformation (...) with our men and women of the National Police. The purpose of this uniform is to accompany all citizen security services in the territory, and it has several innovative elements, the most important of which is its vocation for transparency," said the president.

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