Judge rules Israel Police cannot ask for ID if no crime suspected

05.12.2011                      09.Kislev. 5772

Polizei:

Judge rules Israel Police cannot ask for ID if no crime suspected

Nahariya resident Yitzhak Nissim, 25, acquitted of interfering with and assaulting a police officer after refusing to produce his ID card.

Police cannot require an individual to produce an ID card if they are not suspected of committing a crime, according to a ruling handed down recently in the Krayot Magistrate's Court.
Nahariya resident Yitzhak Nissim, 25, was acquitted of interfering with and assaulting a police officer after refusing to produce his ID card. Judge Tal Tadmore-Zamir ruled that because the police officers had no reason to suspect Nissim of a crime, he was entitled to refuse their request to identify himself….