Several police officers reassigned after probe into Jerusalem gay pride attack

Police on Sunday issued the findings of a probe into police handling of the stabbing attack at the Jerusalem gay pride parade last month in which 16-year-old Shira Banki was killed and five other people were injured.

The attack was carried out by Yishai Schlissel, who carried out a similar attack at the 2005 Jerusalem Pride Parade. Schlissel was released from prison just three weeks before last month’s attack, leading to scrutiny of the police for not taking into account the threat he could potentially pose to the parade.

Following the internal probe into the incident, police announced Sunday that the head of police intelligence for the Jerusalem District, as well as the head of Jerusalem special investigations would be reassigned and have all of their promotions suspended.


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