F.-Snt. Bora Ratzon, who being investigated by the Justice Ministry's Criminal Investigations Department for the shooting death of an east Jerusalem alleged car thief, is to receive legal assistance from the Israel Police, Insp.-Gen. David Cohen announced on Thursday.
Ratzon has said that the shooting was accidental, and that the bullet was accidentally discharged from his handgun when he unloaded his firearm on Tuesday.
The Israel Police runs a committee headed by deputy police chief Cmdr. Ilan Franco which weighs requests for legal assistance from officers.
"The case in which Ratzon was involved meets the criteria of legal assistance," police said.