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Internal Security: February 2, 2012‎

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Shimon Abutbul, an investigator at the Beersheva Police Station, wrote a false memo in order to close a complaint for lack of public interest. The complaint was submitted by two young women who said they were attacked by security guards at the entrance to a club in Ofakim.

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February 2nd, 2012 at 10:54 am

Judiciary: December 12, 2011

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A State Comptroller report determines that the Police and State Attorney’s office close cases due to “lack of public interest” in despite legal guidelines and court rulings to the contrary.

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December 12th, 2011 at 12:03 am

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)