The Police Officers’ Union has expressed its solidarity and confidence in Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar following comments made by both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela that his job will be in jeopardy when either one of them becomes Prime Minister.
Chris Fearne noted how he would subject the Police Commissioner and the incoming Public Prosecutor to a two-thirds majority vote in Parliament while Robert Abela noted how he would remove the commissioner immediately.
However, the Police Officers’ Union has since spoken up in defense of the commissioner, taking to Facebook to express their solidarity with him.
“The Police Officers’ Union wishes to express solidarity with the Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar and we would like to publicly declare our confidence in his work.”
“Throughout his years in office, the Commissioner has always shown that he has the younger ranks at heart and has always shown his willingness to cooperate with us as a union to get important reforms passed in the Police Force.”
“On our behalf, we would like to thank the priceless contribution he has given to the police force and to his country.”
Despite the Police Union coming out in support of Cutajar’s work, the commissioner has faced countless calls for resignation by civil society and the Opposition in the past and his future in the role stands on shaky grounds.