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Internal Security: January 21, 2013‎

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Supreme Court Justice Yoram Danziger criticized the police for negligence in the investigation of Sadi Saleh on suspicion of igniting a cellular tower in Beit Jann. The court found that the police failed to examine all footage from security cameras, yet this negligence does not amount to a reasonable doubt in Saleh’s responsibility for the crime.

(Hebrew)

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January 21st, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Internal Security: March 15, 2012

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The Tel-Aviv District Court ruled that severe negligence by law enforcement officials is to blame for the exposure of a police informant’s identity.  The ruling follows a critical State Comptroller report issued last year on the police’s witness protection program, which highlighted significant systemic failures which ultimately led to the murder of two police informants by criminal elements.

(Hebrew - Haaretz)

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March 15th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Internal Security: February 17, 2012

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For four and a half years police officers and the Sheba Medical Center have been throwing the blame around for the negligent abandonment of illegal alien Omar Abu Jariban, which ultimately lead to his death.  Abu Jariban was released from hospital to police custody following his involvement in a traffic accident and without having received sufficient medical care.  Senior officers in the Rehovot police station decided, after their efforts to admit Abu Jariban to a Prison Service hospital failed, to release him at a roadside in the West Bank, without food or drink.  Following an investigation by the Police Investigations Unit an indictment was filed against officers Baruch Peretz and Assaf Yakutieli for negligent homicide.  With the trial yet to begin, Yakutieli has been appointed an instructor in a police operations school, and Peretz has been named officer in charge of volunteers at the Lod police station.

Internal Security: December 28, 2011

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A Tel-Aviv Magistrate’s Court justice dismissed an indictment against Amos Yosef (46) from Jerusalem, who was involved in a brawl, because the police lost investigative materials relevant to the case, and due to the fact that the indictment was served five years after the event.

(Hebrew)

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December 28th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Internal Security: December 9, 2011

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Investigation files received by Haaretz reveal that many criminal investigations started by the Samaria and Judea Police District are closed due to lack of evidence.  In other cases the judges release the accused or acquit them after finding that the district police officers were negligent in their investigation.

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December 9th, 2011 at 9:40 pm