The intervention of the police in the case of Mrs. Joanna was disproportionate, it was inadequate – assessed Przemysław Rosati, chairman of the Supreme Bar Council on TVN24. He considered it unnecessary, as well as Thursday’s press conference at the Police Headquarters.
There is a discussion about the case of Mrs. Joanna, who decided to take an abortion pill because the pregnancy was supposed to threaten her health. She felt bad both physically and mentally. She informed her doctor, who notified the police. At the hospital, the patient was subjected to police questioning and search. The court, examining the complaint about taking the telephone, reminded that Mrs. Joanna was not a suspect. charges were not even considered. The case was presented by “Fakty” TVN.
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Police Chief Jarosław Szymczyk at the conference, when asked by TVN24 about the actions taken by the police in the hospital, he replied that “this is a normal procedure for people who we suspect want to take their own lives”.
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“Today I just made sure that the police were hunting me for an abortion. she commented Mrs. Joanna. Her attorney announced that she would submit a notification to the prosecutor’s office.
Intervention “unnecessary, disproportionate, inadequate”
The case was commented on TVN24 by Przemysław Rosati, chairman of the Polish Bar Council. He was asked whether, in his opinion, the Thursday press conference at the Police Headquarters explained the manner in which the police officers behaved in the event of this intervention. – Only that we are becoming more and more convinced that this intervention was unnecessary. I think it was done incorrectly.
According to Przemysław Rosati, the police officers in the medical office “exceeded the scope of their competence” and their intervention “was unnecessary, disproportionate, and inadequate.” – In my opinion, it was also absolutely unjustified, because let’s remember that there was not even a suspicion of committing any crime in the background – he added.
How should policemen behave?
– The police officers should have behaved only in terms of some support that the doctor might need, if, of course, the doctor decided to do so. It is the doctor in such circumstances who decides to what extent the police can support him – continued the chairman of the Polish Bar Council.
According to the TVN24 guest, the Thursday conference at KGP was “completely unnecessary”. – There is a very simple rule, (…), an old, well-known saying. I am thinking here that “silence is golden”. And I think it was simply missing – said Przemysław Rosati.
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