Our main goal is to involve society in the police reform process. Without society’s trust it will be impossible to make such reforms. I understand that there are some problems in trust. There are some question marks too, which is why I came here. From my side, the door is always open. We’ve said it before that our main goals are oriented towards the future. We all understand that reforms in the system are very important, keeping in mind the challenges that we have...The police system should be politically neutral and oriented towards [the well-being of] citizens. This is our main task.”
“The Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Gakharia speaking with interpressnews after the meeting at the Ministry of Culture. The main topic of discussion at the meeting was the case of Zviad Ratiani, a Georgian poet who allegedly was physically assaulted by the police on December 23.