SF reject PSNI plans to keep plastic bullets

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly has called for the immediate removal of plastic bullets.
This follows comments by the PSNI chief Hugh Orde at a meeting of the policing board.
“Hugh Orde’s retention of plastic bullets is completely unacceptable and flies in the face of Patten,” he said.
“These lethal weapons have been responsible for 17 deaths, eight of which have been children and to see them retained is an insult to the families who have lost loved ones to plastic bullets.
“There is no place in society or modern policing for these deadly weapons.
“The continued purchasing of over one hundred and twenty thousand plastic bullets in the last three years shows that the Policing Board and the PSNI are stuck in the failed and dangerous policing methods of the past.
“Sinn Féin has raised this issue once again at the negotiations and we are firmly restating that these deadly weapons should be removed now.”

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