Justice Ministry clears police of wrongdoing in case of suicide of Ethiopian-Israeli

A police disciplinary probe found no reason to take any steps against the officers accused of mistreating a man who became a symbol of the Ethiopian-Israeli community’s protests against racism and police brutality after his suicide in 2014.

Police tasered Yosef Salamsa, 22, in the stomach and arm and left him shackled outside the Zichron Ya’acov police station for a half hour after his arrest on the night of March 1, 2014. Salamsa suffered from deep depression after the incident and took his own life months later, something that his family and supporters have linked directly to his treatment by police, who they say also harassed and mistreated the family.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Justice-Ministry-clears-police-of-wrongdoing-in-case-of-suicide-of-Ethiopian-Israeli-449923

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