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News and updates about police violence

Officers beat journalist, break his arm

Itamar Cohen was violently assaulted by Border Police officers when he attempted to cover a stabbing attack in Jerusalem.

Officers beat journalist, break his arm

"Unprecedented levels" of police violence?

In the 'disengagement', the Supreme Court conflated nonviolent civil disobedience with insurrection and sedition. Not today. Op-ed..

"Unprecedented levels" of police violence?

Tel Aviv police commander:

'Protesters have raised the bar of violence against police'

The commander of Tel Aviv's Ayalon station warns that if protesters attack officers, the police will use force as well.

'Protesters have raised the bar of violence against police'

Netanyahu calls for investigation into use of excessive force

PM Netanyahu ordered an investigation into claims of excessive force by security forces against civilians in Judea and Samaria

Netanyahu calls for investigation into use of excessive force

Officer who used grenade on protesters summoned to investigation

Superintendent Meir Swissa was filmed throwing a stun grenade into a crowd of protesters in Tel Aviv.

Officer who used grenade on protesters summoned to investigation

Footage:

Violent arrest at outpost in Binyamin region

Security forces raid Oz Zion, arrest two residents. Footage of the arrest shows officer forcefully pulling the sidelock of one of them.

Violent arrest at outpost in Binyamin region

Settlement leader:

'We haven't seen such violence since the Expulsion'

Dagan, MK Simcha Rotman, Nachala head arrive at site of new community in Samaria. "The Lapid government is responsible for the violence."

'We haven't seen such violence since the Expulsion'

Watch: Biden signs police reform 2 years after Floyd's death

U.S. President Biden is trying to reform federal policing by running background checks on all recruits and 'modernizing' the force.

Watch: Biden signs police reform 2 years after Floyd's death

Police ordered to compensate youth for wrongful arrest

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 arrest

'Tragic' - Video of officer shooting black man in back of head

Bodycam video of the moments leading up to the death of 26-year-old African immigrant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

'Tragic' - Video of officer shooting black man in back of head

Three police officers indicted for attack on haredi man

Chaim Mizrachi was hit and punched in the head by detectives who later falsified the account of the events.

Three police officers indicted for attack on haredi man

Haredi children sing in protest of Israel Police

Organization working to prevent police violence against haredim releases video clip of haredi children singing protest of police violence.

Haredi children sing in protest of Israel Police

Police violence against yeshiva students in Homesh

Civil Administration officials confiscate equipment from Homesh Yeshiva. Reports of police violence against students.

Police violence against yeshiva students in Homesh

Detectives questioned in beating of haredi man

Department of Internal Investigations questions police who beat haredi man who was not involved in protest.

Detectives questioned in beating of haredi man

Judge 'appalled at senseless violence of police' at protest

Unprovoked attack on young haredi man captured on camera, shown in court. "They were punching me in the head."

Judge 'appalled at senseless violence of police' at protest

Haredi man tasered by police sues for NIS 50,000

"A" took part in a non-violent protest but was tasered multiple times leading to hospitalization. Police never charged him with any offense.

Haredi man tasered by police sues for NIS 50,000

'Ignorant black leaders making life harder for black community'

Former African American police officer blasts black celebrities such as NBA star LeBron James for spreading false rumors about police.

'Ignorant black leaders making life harder for black community'

Protester with 'pig-headed cop': Violence brings about change

Fox talked to protester livid with last week's police shooting of a black man in Minnesota who wants changes to 'institution of policing.'

Protester with 'pig-headed cop': Violence brings about change

Arabs to demonstrate against police in Umm al-Fahm next Friday

Leaders of Arab public announced intention to hold a mass demonstration this Friday against police violence.

Arabs to demonstrate against police in Umm al-Fahm next Friday

Watch: Serious police violence at protests over teen's death

Demonstrators say police used extreme violence against them. Some detainees are as young as 14.

Watch: Serious police violence at protests over teen's death

Black militias in America: We'll protect our neighborhoods

Advocate for Black militias - No comparison between us & White groups, 'Africans' at right to defend neighborhoods from police.

Black militias in America: We'll protect our neighborhoods

Police clash with haredim in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem

More documentation of police brutality against haredim; arrests made for disruptions of public order.

Police clash with haredim in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem

Rochester's police chief permanently relieved of duties

Rochester Mayor relieves city’s police chief of his duties just days after he said he was retiring.

Rochester's police chief permanently relieved of duties

Rochester police chief, entire command staff announce retirement

Rochester police's entire command staff retire after protests following death of man who suffocated after officers put a hood over his head.

Rochester police chief, entire command staff announce retirement

Violent protests ensue over George Floyd's death

Violent clashes with police spread across the US following the death of a man who had been arrested for stealing $20.

Violent protests ensue over George Floyd's death

Russia: Police arrest over 1,000 protesters

Police use batons, violence against a crowd in Moscow who were protesting against the exclusion of opposition candidates in elections.

Russia: Police arrest over 1,000 protesters

Jewish professor attacked by Arab - then beaten by German police

Local police say 'misunderstanding' led officers to beat Jewish victim after he had been attacked by Arab man.

Jewish professor attacked by Arab - then beaten by German police

'I didn't think the State of Israel would trample me this way'

Police forces destroy Binyamin-region homes. Yoad, one of the residents, describes how the events unfolded.

'I didn't think the State of Israel would trample me this way'

Watch: Police beat draft protesters in Bnei Brak

Twelve held for protesting arrest of two yeshiva students.

Watch: Police beat draft protesters in Bnei Brak

Watch: Jewish teen beaten during arrest

Teen suspected of violating administrative order unnecessarily roughed up by police.

Watch: Jewish teen beaten during arrest

Gafni challenges Alsheikh on police violence

'Those who lack courage to face public and take responsibility unfit to head police,' after police violence at last night's demonstration.

Gafni challenges Alsheikh on police violence

Teen victim of police brutality released from jail

Jerusalem court orders police to free 14-year old whose hand was broken during violent arrest.

Teen victim of police brutality released from jail

Police documented using violence - and suspect is released

Police wanted restraining order against youth demonstrating against Ofra demolition, but judge demurred after seeing police brutality.

Police documented using violence - and suspect is released

Watch: Violent confrontations in Amona Synagogue

Violent confrontations taking place in Amona synagogue as police expel barricaded youth.

Watch: Violent confrontations in Amona Synagogue

'Punches in the eye and knees to the teeth'

Evacuee from Nizri home reports extreme police violence during evacuation. 'Complaints about police brutality continue to flow in.'

'Punches in the eye and knees to the teeth'

Minnesota erupts in violence; 50 arrested

In the aftermath of the Sterling and Castile shootings, public outcry intensifies as police struggle to bring order.

Minnesota erupts in violence; 50 arrested

Dallas and TV

Dallas and TV

Eichler blasts police violence against helpless civilians

United Torah Judaism MK blasts the fact that police officers have not been arrested for violence during protests.

Eichler blasts police violence against helpless civilians

Watch: Police violently abuse legal director en route to court

Honenu legal aid group's activities director shoved, choked and detained for no reason while trying to attend court hearing; Honenu to sue.

Watch: Police violently abuse legal director en route to court

Ethiopian Tasered by Police Sparks Protests Anew

Israel's Ethiopian community will renew protests against police brutality outside national police headquarters in Jerusalem on Monday.

Ethiopian Tasered by Police Sparks Protests Anew

Sa-Nur Protestors: Forces Used Violence to Remove Us

Protestors at Sa-Nur said that some of the security forces involved in the evacuation of the site had acted in a violent manner.

Sa-Nur Protestors: Forces Used Violence to Remove Us

Honenu: Police llegally Beat, Arrested Nine-Year-Old

Police acted illegally when they arrested a nine-year-old near Kiryat Arba, said attorneys for civil rights organization Honenu.

Honenu: Police llegally Beat, Arrested Nine-Year-Old

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

About-Face on ID: Police Want Right to Avoid Nametags

Police sources say mandatory nametags ‘operationally difficult,’ cannot be implemented. Knesset cttee to vote.

About-Face on ID: Police Want Right to Avoid Nametags

‘Tasers Are Not the Problem – Violence is the Problem’

Criticism as police ban tasers. ‘The problem isn’t tasers – the problem is police violence,’ says Avi Naim.

‘Tasers Are Not the Problem – Violence is the Problem’

Police to Halt Taser Use

Outcry over video of officers shocking prone suspect leads police commander to suspend taser use.

Police to Halt Taser Use

Court Orders Boaz Albert Released

Amid a storm over police brutality, father-of-six who was violently arrested for entering his own home will be released from prison.

Court Orders Boaz Albert Released

Police Brutality: Violent Yitzhar Arrest Caught on Video

Video shows officers using taser against unarmed, unresisting father as small child screams.

Police Brutality: Violent Yitzhar Arrest Caught on Video

Man Sues for Police Violence at Kotel

A man sprayed with tear gas after trying to bring a musical instrument to the Western Wall.

Man Sues for Police Violence at Kotel

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

Jews Plan Noisy Protest, NY Police Mum on Violence

Crown Heights, New York residents are not letting the documented police violence pass quietly and will stage a protest on Friday.

Jews Plan Noisy Protest, NY Police Mum on Violence

J'lem Man Files Complaint against 'Violent Cops'

R., a 49 year old kashrut supervisor, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in anti-Arab vandalism.

J'lem Man Files Complaint against 'Violent Cops'

Rights Group: State Encourages Police to Attack ‘Settlers’

The state of Israel encourages police to beat ‘settlers’ by vigorously defending violent officers, rights group says.

Rights Group: State Encourages Police to Attack ‘Settlers’

Police Violently Expel Ramat Migron Residents

The government continued its war against the Ramat Migron outpost Saturday night as police violently expelled approximately 10 residents.

Police Violently Expel Ramat Migron Residents

"Don't Take Part in Expulsions", Lawyer Warns Policemen

'The Police Dep't won't back you up if you face trial for mistakes made during expulsions', warns lawyer defending accused police officer.

"Don't Take Part in Expulsions", Lawyer Warns Policemen

Police to Compensate Nationalist Protestor for Beating Him

Court rules that the police as well as two officers who beat a nationalist protestor in 2005 will pay him 45,000 shekels in compensation.

Police to Compensate Nationalist Protestor for Beating Him

No More Anonymous Beatings: Police will Have to Wear ID

Ministry of Public Security gives nod to bill that would make hiding police identification a criminal offense.

No More Anonymous Beatings: Police will Have to Wear ID

Nationalist Beats Police in Court

Land of Israel activist Itamar Ben-Gvir scores another court victory as officer who kicked him is ordered to pay 18,000 shekels.

Nationalist Beats Police in Court

Youth Sues Border Policeman for 30K over Beating

Video shows policeman hitting, slapping, shoving fingers into Amichai Levin's face. Now he has sued for NIS 30,000.

Youth Sues Border Policeman for 30K over Beating