Call for national criminal tracking website

27th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Public Prosecutor Diederik Grieve calls for centralized web-based criminal tracking system.

THE HAGUE—The head of the Public Prosecutor's Office, Diederik Grieve, is worried about the "mushrooming" number of wanted criminal websites. Such sites, he says, set up by regional police forces, display pictures of suspects even though there is no proof that they are actually guilty of a crime. He added that they often contain out-of-date information.

Grieve appeared on the television programme EenVandaag on Monday to argue for a national website for wanted criminals and convicted fugitives. The Amsterdam police commissioner, Bernard Welten, approves the idea and says it would be more effective in locating criminals than all the fragmented messages currently scattered across the Internet.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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