Cop who killed Solomon Tekah suspended for 30 days

The police officer who shot and killed 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli Solomon Tekah on June 30 has been placed on suspension for 30 days, the Justice Ministry tells Tekah’s family.

The officer faces reckless homicide charges in the case that sparked nationwide riots and highlighted longstanding complaints by the Ethiopian Jewish community in Israel over systemic discrimination and over-policing.

Tekah’s family earlier today demanded to see the evidence in the case against the officer, a day after the Justice Ministry’s Police Internal Investigations Department, an outside agency tasked with investigating police officers, said it had completed its investigation of the shooting and handed the case over to the state attorney’s office, which will decide whether to indict the officer.

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