Judge Slams Improper Israel Police Conduct in 2015 Shooting Death of Fleeing Suspect

Omer Ashkenazi was shot last February by police after they saw him planting an explosive device. The court found serious flaws in the conduct of the police and the investigation they undertook, and said the shooting was not justified.

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Ashkelon Magistrate’s Court Judge Robin Lavi last week decried what she called the seriously flawed conduct of the Israel Police and its investigators in an incident where a police officer shot to death a...