Such a situation has not happened for a long time. There was probably no such situation in the police where two policemen were shot in the head – said Rafał Jankowski, head of the Main Board of NSZZ Policemen, in “Fakty po Faktach”, commenting on Friday’s attack on policemen in Wrocław. As Robert Sysik, a former policeman and anti-terrorist, said, “if the person investigating the case knew how dangerous the detained person was, he would have sent a counter-terrorist unit there.”
A 44-year-old man who was charged with attempting to murder two policemen faces life imprisonment. Maksymilian F. was detained on Saturday morning by Lower Silesian officers. Late on Friday evening, a man attacked two policemen with a black powder weapon.
Jankowski: the procedures that apply to the police, they apply constantly
tvn24.pl reporter Artur Węgrzynowicz unofficially determined that both policemen had gunshot wounds to the head. – Such a situation has not happened for a long time. There was probably no such situation in the police where two policemen were shot in the head – commented Rafał Jankowski, head of the Main Board of NSZZ Policemen, in “Fakty po Faktach”.
– The procedures that apply to the police are in force constantly. Somewhere at some stage something may have gone wrong, he added.
As established by Polsat News’ “Wydarzeń” editorial team, Maksymilian F. published short videos with his participation on the social networking site Instagram. In one he said that he would open fire on policemen if they approached him.
Sysik: recognition is a very important element
As Robert Sysik, a former policeman and anti-terrorist, said, “if the person conducting the case knew about this, he would not have sent a patrol or a criminal investigation team there, but would have sent a counter-terrorist unit there.” – In short, it’s about reconnaissance before the action. Recognition is a very important element, he said.
– Please believe me that I have participated in more than one such implementation where there was even suspicion. Suspicion by the investigator, whether from the criminal department or another, that (the person being detained – ed.) may have a dangerous weapon. We always entered. And that was the basis. We did reconnaissance, he continued.
– The action lasted four or five seconds, i.e. the door was knocked down, you entered (through the door – editor) or through the window and after three or four seconds the matter was settled. (…) And at this point you don’t even have time to reach for a gun. I even had a situation where the weapon was lying close and the person didn’t have time to react. These are quick actions, he added.
Rafał Jankowski added that information about threatening videos on social media “apparently did not reach” the police in time. – Especially since the guy was wanted for some minor fraud and this video, if it had been known to those planning to arrest him, the action to detain this guy would have looked completely different, it would have been a forceful arrest – he said.
– The video we talked about has been shown now, but there are plenty of such videos on the Internet because there is some acceptance of hate in our country. (…) We often refer such cases to the prosecutor’s office, to the court, but the justice system and the prosecutor’s office also simply deal with it, I don’t want to say they can’t handle it, but they don’t pay attention, he added.
As he stated, “a fierce social and legal campaign is needed to prohibit this type of activities.”
“About 30 policemen fall victim to attacks every day”
Robert Sysik assessed that “the work of a policeman in the difficult 1990s, when I started working, where the Pruszków mafia, the Wołomin mafia and so on, was easier for a policeman.” – The policeman was respectful. Now I received a text message that the peasant (Maksymilian F. – ed.) will survive and will be a hero in prison – he added.
Rafał Jankowski said that “in the profession of a policeman, when we go on duty, we never know what we will find, we never know where our bosses will send us, what we will find and whether we will return from this service. But this is part of our oath and We decided on this when we joined the police.
– About 30 policemen fall victim to attacks every day – he added.