Bloodcurdling use of uniform by cops (2)

'Inflexible' says Pinotti

(ANSA) - Rome, September 11 - The alleged rape of two 20-year-old American students by two on-duty Carabinieri in Florence constitutes "a bloodcurdling use of the uniform," ex-premier and ruling centre-left Democratic Party (PD) leader Matteo Renzi said Monday.
    "What happened in Florence is of an unprecedented gravity," said the former Florence mayor.
    "The use of the uniform in this way is bloodcurdling". If the charges of rape are proven, it would be "absolutely unjustifiable and to be condemned with force. I say that not as party leader but as a father, son, citizen.
    "Those two people have besmirched the Corps".
    Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said "we will be inflexible" on the case of the two Carabinieri.
    Pinotti, who as defence chief controls the Carabinieri, a paramilitary force, said "we will get to the bottom of this, and punish those responsible".