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  Tamuz 4, 5772 , 24/06/12

Legal Forum: Investigate Police Violence in Tel Aviv

The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel demanded, Sunday, that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein investigate the use of force by police in breaking up Saturday evening's social-justice demonstration in Tel Aviv. Forum attorney Hila Cohen said, "It appears that the use of force passed the bounds of what is proportional and reasonable for breaking up a demonstration and reached real violence, which is serious and dangerous to the safety of the public as well as to the safety of democracy."

The forum said the police had an interest in investigating these acts in order to increase public confidence by eradicating excesses that don't meet the standard of the law. It said a new body to oversee state prosecutors should oversee the police too.

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