Justice Ministry ordered to pay NIS 5,000 for mishandling investigation of police officer

04.06.2012                      14.Siwan. 5772

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Justice Ministry ordered to pay NIS 5,000 for mishandling investigation of police officer

For a court to order a government entity to pay compensation to a private person involved in a criminal proceeding – as opposed to a civil proceeding – is extremely rare.

The Justice Ministry department in charge of investigating police officers has come under heavy fire from the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court for repeatedly refusing to return property confiscated from a policeman….