Alliance MLA says police still discriminate against elderly

ALLIANCE MLA Kieran McCarthy has said that PSNI plans to increase the retirement age for part-time officers still represents discrimination against older regular officers.

Mr McCarthy said: “While there have been some positive gestures made towards older part-time recruits by the PSNI, I believe that appointments should be made on the basis of merit.”

“As many older people are active, able and wanting to work beyond the arbitrary cut-off retirement age, this is a token gesture.”


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