Marine police training response ignores civilian rights concerns
- September 6, 2012
- By: David Codrea
Inquiries about police personnel training with United States Marines have resulted in a boilerplate response that glosses over civil liberties concerns and fails to acknowledge and address specific questions about those operations, a September 5 letter from USMC Public Affairs shows. The letter, signed by N. G. Fahy, Camp LeJeune Director, Public Affairs, states “The decision to hire civilian police officers into the armed forces was made in order to free up our trained military policemen to deploy without having to sacrifice security at home.”
The policing of military installations was not the concern raised by citizens inquiring into domestic operations. What Fahy wrote next was.
“In return, their civilian counterparts would be integrated alongside Marine military policemen to provide security and policing within the continental US as a blended force,” he revealed….(Con’t)