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Policeman who beat Ethiopian soldier gets plea deal
The former police officer is offered deal by the attorney general, despite being recorded beating IDF soldier of Ethiopian descent in uniform.

The policeman caught on camera beating Damas Pakada, an IDF soldier of Ethiopian descent, might only receive a fine with no jail time following a plea deal offered to him by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit.

 

 

The attorney general informed the High Court of Justice Monday that the former police officer has been offered a plea, wherein he will avoid jail time and only be reprimanded and fined.

 

Damas Pakada, has become an IDF officer since the incident (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO) (Photo: Haim Zach)
Damas Pakada, has become an IDF officer since the incident (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO)

 

The officer was notified that he must accept the deal before April 9, otherwise he will be indicted.

 

Mandelblit announced in January that he was considering reopening the investigation against the former police officer following a petition that was filed against his predecessor, Yehuda Weinstein, for having closed the file.

 

Policeman beating Ethiopian soldier

Policeman beating Ethiopian soldier

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Mandelblit wrote that "a reevaluation of the facts revealed certain inaccuracies" in Weinstein's decision. He added that "the use of force in the incident did not begin with Pakada's pushing the policeman, but with the policeman pushing Pakada and his bicycle."

 

(Translated & edited by Lior Mor)

 


פרסום ראשון: 03.21.17, 18:53
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