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  8/6/2012, Av 18, 5772

Carmel Fire Victim's Family Files Complaint


The family of police superintendent Yitzchak Melina, who was killed in 2010's Carmel Ridge Fire, filed a complaint, Sunday, with the Police Investigative Unit, against Northern District Police Commander Roni Attiya. The complaint charged Attiya with causing death by negligence, abandoning the lives of subordinates and civilians, false testimony, coordinating evidence and obstruction of justice.

The Police Investigative Unit is checking if Attiya lied when he told the state comptroller that he did not see the bus of Prisons Service cadets pass him into the fire area which he had left shortly before. The bus was caught in the fire and went up in flame, burning all those on board to death.