The attorney-general's office, which originally closed the case against a former Holon policeman who assaulted a IDF soldier of Ethiopian background, may be reopening it soon
Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit is considering reopening a case against a police officer caught on camera beating Ethiopian-Israeli IDF soldier Damas Pakada, his office said Monday.
The Attorney General's Office said in a statement that after Mendelblit had reviewed verbal and written requests to re-examine the case, and looked at all the relevant issues, he was considering reversing his predecessor's decision to close the case.
The incident, which took place in April 2015 and was caught on security cameras, caused a public outcry and prompted a wave of protests by Ethiopian-Israelis. The footage shows police officer Yan Subichky asking Pakada, then 19, to leave the scene after the street where he lived was cordoned off due to a bomb threat. Then, for reasons that remain unclear -- and unprovoked by the soldier -- the officer is seen jumping him and beating him, as a police volunteer joins in.
Whoever the assistant was, he should be charged as well. There's no doubt the officer was the product of the leftist education system that led to horrific acts of violence against right-wingers in the past decade, and that's what influenced him to turn on people because of their racial background too.
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