Police commissioner wants pardon for policeman Mizrahi

Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen said Thursday that he is working to advance a request to President Shimon Peres to pardon the policeman Shahar Mizrahi, whose sentence was doubled Wednesday by the Supreme Court.
Cohen visited the injured policeman Shlomi Asulin at Tel Hashomer Hospital and announced at the end of his visit that he is assembling a special committee to examine the steps needed to receive a pardon for Mizrahi from the President.
Mizrahi will serve 30 months after he was convicted last year of manslaughter for shooting a suspected car thief to death four years ago.
The ruling came after the court reviewed an appeal of Mizrahi’s original punishment of 15 months in jail and a 15-month suspended sentence.