The Police Internal Affairs Unit of Israel’s Ministry of Justice has reportedly recommended that a border policeman accused of beating a haredi protester during a violent haredi protest in Beit Shemesh be indicted.
The injured haredi man
Indict Cop Who Beat Haredi Man During Violent Protest, Internal Affairs Reportedly Says
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The Police Internal Affairs Unit of Israel’s Ministry of Justice has recommended that a border policeman accused of beating a haredi protester during a violent haredi protest in Beit Shemesh in August be indicted, Yeshiva World reported.
A civil complaint against the officer was previously filed on behalf of the haredi man by attorney Itamar Ben-Givir, a follower of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane. That suit is reportedly seeking $57,000 in damages.
During that protest and without permission, the haredi man suddenly opened a door to a police vehicle holding haredim who had been arrested for attacking police. The haredi man claimed he only wanted to give one of those arrested haredi men his hat, which had fallen off during the arrest.
The policeman believed the haredi man was trying to help the prisoners in the vehicle escape.
The actual reason the haredi man opened the door is likely does not mitigate his opening it.
The policeman ran around the vehicle to detain the haredi man, but the haredi man fled.
The policeman chased him, caught him, knocked him to the ground and then hit him three times over several seconds. Other policemen quickly intervened and completed the arrest of the haredi man. However, as the prisoner was escorted to the police vehicle, the policeman continued hit him one more time.
The haredi man was lightly injured. He was transported to a hospital where here was treated and released.
The policeman will be charged with aggravated assault and battery and could be sent to prison if convicted.