Bill aimed at curbing police brutality would require officers to wear cameras

May 20, 2015 19:36

New legislation inspired by the incident that sparked mass protests by Ethiopian-Israelis would mandate that all police officers must wear video cameras.

MK Avraham Naguise (Likud) nicknamed his proposal the "Damas Pakada Bill," after the IDF soldier of Ethiopian descent who was attacked by a police officer and volunteer last month. Pakada was accused of assaulting the officer and arrested, only to be released when surveillance video of the incident was posted online.

The bill states that every arrest or delay of Israeli citizens must be filmed using cameras installed on officers' uniforms.

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