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Invasion of privacy? New bill allows police to access facial recognition camera data

Bill would permit police to access, store, & use data without a court order or judicial oversight.

New bill allows police to access facial recognition camera data

Police ordered to compensate youth for wrongful arrest, rights violations

Noam Leer awarded NIS 7,750 after being arrested for no reason, held in substandard conditions for long hours.

Police ordered to compensate youth for wrongful arrestplayer

Prosecution: No illegal use of spyware in Netanyahu cases

Police claim to have received court orders for all spying, admitting they sometimes extracted more data than permitted.

Prosecution: No illegal use of spyware in Netanyahu cases

German police under fire for abuse of contact tracing

Police persuaded health authorities to release data collected for COVID tracing in order to solve a suspected crime.

German police under fire for abuse of contact tracing

Police are using skunk spray illegally, says MK Itamar Ben Gvir

Law only permits use of skunk water at "grade-three" violent riots, but police often blast the vile-smelling water at haredim, settlers.

Police are using skunk spray illegally, says MK Itamar Ben Gvir

Police to interrogate Yehuda Glick over 18-month-old incidents

"Police are continuing their campaign of intimidation against me," says prominent Temple Mount activist and former MK.

Police to interrogate Yehuda Glick over 18-month-old incidents

Police use water cannons on peaceful protesters, children

Police videotaped using water cannons without provocation during protest over death of Ahuvya Sandak.

Police use water cannons on peaceful protesters, childrenplayer

Watch: Anti-police activist fails use-of-force excercise

PragerU documented a video of a vocal police brutality activist trying - and failing a number of real-time situational excercises.

Watch: Anti-police activist fails use-of-force excerciseplayer

Father of three in coma after being stomped on head by police

Father of three in coma after escaping from mental facility and being hit by police car, stomped on head by police.

Father of three in coma after stomped on head by policeplayer

Arabs attack Jewish farmers in Samaria; Jewish farmers placed under arrest

About 100 Arabs attack Jewish farmers who respond by firing at rioters and are then arrested two weeks after incident.

Arabs attack Jews in Samaria; Jews placed under arrest

Police: 'We're sorry for planting weapon in your home'

Police admit planting weapon at home of Issawiya resident to document its finding for television show.

Police: 'We're sorry for planting weapon in your home'player

Did police mislead Temple Mount worshippers?

Police announce in court it would do everything to open Mount as usual, precluding Court intervention; since then site remains closed.

Did police mislead Temple Mount worshippers?

'Ethiopian immigrants are citizens too, not terrorists'

Likud MK accuses police of excessive force in death of Ethiopian ex-soldier who was shot after he ran wild brandishing a knife.

'Ethiopian immigrants are citizens too, not terrorists'

Azariya family demand a polygraph test for police spokesperson

Family of soldier convicted of killing wounded terrorist says police leaked their personal affairs to the media.

Azariya family demand a polygraph test for police spokesperson

Officer who assaulted haredi demonstrator in Jerusalem convicted

Court convicts officer of attacking demonstrators during several protests: 'Let every policeman know it's forbidden to harm demonstrators.'

Officer who assaulted haredi demonstrator in Jerusalem convictedplayer

'Spokeswoman and Commissioner shut our mouths'

Senior officer describes police superior's aggressive conduct: 'We're reduced, when we mention our achievements, they cut off our head.'

'Spokeswoman and Commissioner shut our mouths'

Judge criticizes police conduct

Court orders release of 3 detainees held by police after Yitzhar evacuation. A detainee passed out and was denied medical care for hours.

Judge criticizes police conduct

Police interrogate still-unclothed suspect in mikveh

A serious complaint filed against police who interrogated a Yitzhar resident while he was unclothed in the mikveh.

Police interrogate still-unclothed suspect in mikveh

Officer accused of beating handcuffed man

Traffic cop indicted for allegedly beating man in the face while he was sitting handcuffed inside police car.

Officer accused of beating handcuffed man

Policeman who attacked Ethiopian soldier to stand trial

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit decided to indict a policeman who violently assaulted Ethiopian soldier during ethnic demonstration.

Policeman who attacked Ethiopian soldier to stand trialplayer

'An illegal and degrading arrest'

Temple Mount activist claims false, degrading arrest for praying near gate into holy site.

'An illegal and degrading arrest'

300 police officers reportedly prosecuted in 2015

Despite high numbers of complaints against police officers, Investigation Unit insists most cases end showing cops acted appropriately.

300 police officers reportedly prosecuted in 2015

Jewish Minor Beaten by Cops in Demolition Protest

Youth protesting Beit El destruction gets violently assaulted by cops, necessitating hospital treatment; now his case is in court.

Jewish Minor Brutally Assaulted by Cops in Demolition Protest

Police Officer Who Assaulted IDF Soldier SUspended

Police chief announces suspension of officer caught on camera brutally assaulting uniformed soldier trying to return home.

Police Officer Who Assaulted IDF Soldier Suspendedplayer

Yechimovich: Police Need to Clean Up Their Act

MK Shelly Yechimovich called for police to stop all non-essential activity for at least 24 hours and deal with numerous scandals.

Yechimovich: Police Need to Clean Up Their Act

Police 'Assaulted' Youth Protesting J'lem Terror

Jewish youth submits complaint after protest of fatal attack last week, when he says officers brutally assaulted him in police station.

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Yitzhar Couple Told 'You'll Never See Your Kids'

Police arrest couple from town of IDF clashes over their car model, reportedly threaten them and don't allow them to see lawyer.

Yitzhar Couple Threatened, 'You'll Never See Your Kids Again'

A New 'Popular Revolution' In China?

Mob reportedly beats to death at least four police, after they kill a man with a hammer for photographing them abusing a woman.

A New 'Popular Revolution' In China?

Yitzhar: Serious Allegations of Police Brutality

Mother files serious complaints against Judea-Samaria police unit, which allegedly taunted, abused her during dubious arrest.

Yitzhar: Police Face Serious Allegations of Brutality, Abuse

Police 'Bungled' Case of Rabbi’s Murder

State Comptroller’s report highly critical of police in case of terrorist attack written off as suicide.

Police 'Bungled' Investigation of Rabbi’s Murder

Temple Mount Outrage: Strip Searches and Arrests

Three Jews arrested for having Israeli flag, another expelled from holiest site in brutal police operation. Others hit by Waqf.

Outrage on Temple Mount: Strip Searches and Arrestsplayer

Report Slams Police for Corruption, Violence

The latest report from Ometz watchdog group paints a dismal picture of police behavior.

Report Slams Police for Corruption, Violence

Police to Compensate Family over Arrest of Minor

Court orders police to pay damages to Jewish family in Samaria, after prolonged detention of child without informing parents.

Police to Compensate Family over Arrest of Minor

Are Police’s ‘Undercover Arabs’ Harassing Jews?

Israelis in Samaria accuse police of using ‘undercover Arabs’ to entrap Jews, despite promising to stop.

Are Police’s ‘Undercover Arabs’ Harassing Jews?

Police Sued for False Arrest of Mother, Baby

Mother says police treated her cruelly, left her without appropriate food or clothing for her young child.

Police Sued for False Arrest of Mother, Baby

MKs from Left, Right Unite Against Police Violence

Rare agreement across the political spectrum that police violence must end.

MKs from Left, Right Unite Against Police Violence

Activists Demand 190,000 over Police Brutality

Six right-wing activists sue for 190,000 over alleged brutality during arrest.

Activists Demand 190,000 over Police Brutality

Cops Call for Death of Migron Protesters

Videos of the police eviction of residents of Migron show officers threatening youths who had come to protest the evictions with death

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