Cooperation between Roma community and police discussed in meeting chaired by Toskas

The cooperation between the Greek police and the Roma community for controlling crime was discussed in a meeting between Alternate Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas with representatives of the Confederation of Greek Roma in his office on Monday.

According to ministry sources, the two sides discussed ways for the community to cooperate with police in order to help carry out checks on camps, control delinquency, the noise during festivities or unnecessary fire shots, without causing reactions, and to promote actions that will improve relations.

Toskas met with Roma representatives about two months ago but with the death of an 11-year-old boy from a stray bullet in Menidi last week and the strong reactions that followed by local residents, the Roma community asked for a new meeting to discuss recent developments.