Half of the policemen convicted for the infamous 2001 raid on the Armando Diaz school will soon be able to ask for reinstatement in the State Police. The other half have simply retired. Italian law allows it.
None of this is not surprising, but it confirms the impunity the members of the security forces — responsible for torture, beatings and other abuse of prisoners surrounding the G8 summit in Genoa — have enjoyed for nearly two decades.
The suspensions from public office, caused by the convictions passed down five years ago on some policemen sentenced after the events at the Diaz school, will soon expire, as reported by the Genoese daily Il Secolo XIX and La Repubblica. Half of the guilty agents can therefore be reinstated.