Officer who lobbed stun grenade into crowd at earlier protest back on duty at Tel Aviv demonstration

Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government to overhaul the judicial system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israelis protest against plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government to overhaul the judicial system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Footage broadcast from a Tel Aviv protest against the judicial overhaul is said to show the police officer who was investigated for hurling a stun grenade into a crowd at a demonstration last week.

The video from the Ayalon highway shows the officer at the front of the crowd, interacting with demonstrators who are attempting to reach the major thoroughfare and block it.

The officer took vacation rather than police the rally on Saturday night, but has now apparently returned to duty, according to the outlet.

A complaint was filed against the officer after a video showed him throwing a grenade into the center of a crowd of demonstrators last week, despite regulations against doing so.

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