Nazareth cop charged with attempted murder

Police officer Abad Duha also charged with causing bodily harm, attack, making threats and obstruction of the investigation.

October 16, 2012 03:59
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Handcuffs (illustrative photo) 370. (photo credit: Reuters)

The State Prosecutor’s Office of Internal Affairs submitted an indictment on Monday against Nazareth police officer Abad Duha for attempted murder.

Duha was also charged with causing bodily harm under aggravated circumstances, attack, making threats and obstruction of the investigation.

According to the indictment, in three separate incidents, Duha used his police-issued gun and his own private gun to try to kill, hurt or threaten a number of people who he believed were trying to make contact with and harass a woman he had been romantically involved with.

Some of the incidents were captured on video by nearby security cameras.

In one incident late September, Duha traveled to Shfaram to demand that a man named Muhammad Baizan meet with him, said the indictment. Although Baizan initially resisted, according to the indictment he eventually came to meet Duha. The indictment states that Duha and Baizan fought, escalating to the point where Duha fired three bullets at Baizan, wounding him twice.

Later, Duha misled the investigators about where the event had occurred, trying to hide evidence of the event, noted the indictment.

The state requested to remand Duha to police custody until the end of the proceedings.

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