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Police chief says cop who was filmed beating soldier will be fired

Police Chief Commissioner Yochanan Danino says the officer that was filmed beating up a soldier from the Ethiopian community will be expelled from the force, pending a hearing.

“The violent cop was immediately suspended and he will also be fired pending a hearing. There is no room for such officers in the Israel Police,” Danino says.

“This is a very serious incident on every level. This is how we look at it and this is how we looked at all violence incidents in the past. I said this before and I say this again: We follow a very clear path. Whoever won’t walk it – won’t be with us,” the police commissioner adds.

“There is a sharp drop in acts of police violence. We will continue this trend and not let this kind of incident stand in the very clear way walked by the Israel Police,” Danino says.

The clip showed the Ethiopian soldier attacked by two men. Police say the second man is a volunteer, and said he would no longer be allowed to volunteer for the police.

Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino (photo credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90)
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