Misunderstanding in declaration

A man is assaulted on the street by a group of youths. In the process, the group makes remarks about his sexual orientation and that he is too feminine and should not paint his nails. The man reports the incident to the Meldpunt Discriminatie Regio Amsterdam. He shows pictures of his injuries. In consultation with a police contact, he files a police report. 

Doubts about usefulness of declaration 

Client is assisted in the reporting process by our discrimination counselor. This process is very laborious. The officer who takes the official report and the assistant public prosecutor do not want to follow the "discrimination instruction" at first when filing the report. 

Mediation between police, prosecutor and client 

Our counselor discusses this with police and prosecutors. After mediation between police and client, the investigation starts. The suspects are tracked down and heard. They apologize to our client.