Thursday, April 30: Interview with Italian Carabinieri Colonel Pietro Carrozza, Commander of the Verona Region   [open html - 0B]

From the Webpage: "'Italy had an early outbreak of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], and has had more cases than any country other than the United States and Spain, and more deaths than any country other than the United States. To find out how Italian police are responding to the pandemic, PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler spoke with Carabinieri Colonel Pietro Carrozza, who commands the Verona region, the part of Italy that was hardest hit by COVID-19. In Italy, the Arma dei Carabinieri is a national para-military force, and the Polizia di Stato are civil national police. Despite the differences in the structure of policing in Italy and the United States, there are remarkable similarities in Colonel Carrozza's actions and those carried out by American police departments and sheriffs' offices. Their first conversation, in early April, was about the steps that Colonel Carrozza was taking to protect his officers. This week, Colonel Carrozza spoke again with Chuck Wexler about the country's plans to ease some regulations.'"

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