Garda Inspectorate Calls for Review of Treatment of Homophobic Crimes

12 November 2014

The Garda Inspectorate Crime Investigation Report calls for changes in the way the Gardai investigate homophobic incidents, including encouraging reporting and supporting LGBT Liaison Officers..

The Garda Inspectorate Crime Investigation report, published yesterday, recommended changes to the way the Gardaí investigate homophobic incidents. The report noted that not one of the over 1,000 Gardaí interviewed had ever recorded or investigated such a crime. The report put forward a series of recommendations to the Gardaí to ensure that a victim-centred policy was implemented, which encouraged victims to report offences.