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Police: 22nd December, 2010

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The police commissioner, Chief Inspector Dudi Cohen, said during a conference on rule of law that “the infiltrators today, in Eilat, Tel Aviv, Arad and recently also in Ashdod and Bnei Brak, are concentrated, which apart from the demographic and rising numbers aspects also worry me due to violence, property offenses and drug offenses and especially severe crimes like murder and rape”. Cohen said so even though a Knesset report (PDF) found that criminality among the refugees and immigrants is unusually low. (Hebrew)

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December 25th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Police: 15th November, 2010

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Data presented during a debate in the Knesset’s State Comptrollership Committee shows that during 2009, the Internal Affairs Dept. closed 1,360 complaints of police brutality without investigating them due to “lack of public interest”. IAD investigated 1,505 more complaints; 34% were closed to due to lack of guilt and 39% due to lack of evidence. During the debate it turned out that the Justice Ministry, which oversees IAD, never made an internal audit of the Department’s conduct. The Chief Inspector of police, Dudi Cohen, expressed anger over the presence in the discussion of civilians who complained about being attacked by cops. (Hebrew)