On Sunday, police involved in last week’s brutal beating of an innocent Haredi man during a protest in Jerusalem were questioned by the Department of Internal Investigations.
On Wednesday, Chaim Mizrachi- an ultra- orthodox resident of Jerusalem was unnecessarily targeted by the police during a protest, resulting in his unfair arrest. After the incident, investigators began gathering evidence to support Mr Mirachi’s allegations that the plainclothes detectives used excessive force during his arrest.
הבחור חיים מזרחי בראיון עם מנחם טוקר. תראו איך הוא שבור ורצוץ. משטרה פח, פיצצתם בן אדם סתם תבואו לעזור לו מה אתם זורקים אותו ???? 😡 pic.twitter.com/SzUS9TljKg
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The three police officers involved were questioned under caution and were ordered to stay away from their police station for four days and not to contact those involved in the investigation. The officers are also suspected of disrupting court proceedings.
Videos show Mr. Mizrahi innocently approaching the police vehicle and telling detectives that they had scratched a car. One of the men got out of the vehicle, hit him in the face and apprehended him. They punched and beat him, placed him in handcuffs, and chained his feet. Then they put him in jail overnight. At one point the victim was screaming that he could not breathe.
When brought to court the next day, the Judge was appalled to see Mr. Mizrahi’s state and immediately ordered him to be released, while reprimanding the police for their alleged brutality. What’s worse is that the cops appealed against his release, a request that was luckily rejected and criticized by the judge.