Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors Condemn Brutal Attack of Garda Colleagues
Call for mandatory sentencing for assaults on Gardai and emergency responders
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) has condemned the assault of two Gardai in Ballyfermot last night describing it as a “brutal assault on frontline Gardai”.
General Secretary Antoinette Cunningham said that political leaders need to also come out strong and condemn the violence against Gardai and called for mandatory sentences for assaults on all frontline emergency responders.
“We need action now on mandatory sentences as a deterrent for crimes like this.”
Commenting on video footage circulating of the attack on social media, Ms. Cunningham described it as “dangerous and dehumanising.”
“Social networks need to take more responsibility and take down content like this as it feeds into copycat incidences.
“Today is a terrible day for the force and I want to send the wishes of AGSI to our Garda colleagues, their family members and their station colleagues.”