Summary title: Petition No 0624/2017, submitted by Mario Assirelli (Italian) on the protection of local police officers in Italy
Petition number: 0624/2017
Topics: Constitutional Affairs
Name of association: Sindacato Unitario Lavoratori della Polizia Locale
Name: Mario Assirelli
The petitioner denounces Italian regulations regarding the legal treatment and working conditions of local and municipal police forces. According to the petitioner, Italian law violates the principle of equality and equal treatment in local police work contracts compared to those of other police forces (national police and other forces under state jurisdiction): namely, the Carabinieri, the Guardia di Finanza (financial police) and the state police. The petitioner claims that this situation is unconstitutional and runs contrary to European legislation. The petitioner underlines that members of the corps and services of Italian local police carry out both exclusive administrative police duties along with all other normal police functions: judicial, public security and tax-related duties. In conclusion, the petitioner asks the European Parliament to undertake all actions necessary to compel the Italian government to ensure equal treatment of both local police and other police forces under state jurisdiction.