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Police brutality against protesters; they even use teargas at people on wheelchair (videos)

Riot police was filmed and pictured using extensive violence against protesters in downtown Athens on Thursday evening.Officers were seen brutally beating demonstrators, photo-reporters and journalists and did not hesitate to fire tear gas even against a man on wheelchair. Χημικό των #ΜΑΤ σε ανάπηρο διαδηλωτή. Ασχολίαστο… #ΕΛΑΣ #Αστυνομια #MAT @kmitsotakis …

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“Omicron” strikes Greek Police: Over 2,000 officers infected

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has reportedly stroke also the Greek Police with over 2,000 officers to have fallen ill and tested positive in recent days. The majority of active cases are in the Headquarters in Athens. 200 police officers declared that they were sick with Covid-19 in just six …

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Greece to reform Police Rapid Response Units after fatal shooting at Roma teen

Minister for Citizen Protection Takis Theodoriakos announced a series of measures and upgrades aiming at improving the efficiency of the Rapid Response Units, especially themotorcycle police units DIAS as well as in the operation of the Center of Command. The reforms come some ten days after a car chase in …

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Just 58% of Greek police officers has been vaccinated

Just 58% of police officers in the Hellenic Police (ELAS) have completed their vaccination against the coronavirus, according to updated data seen by Kathimerini. ELAS is the main body that has been tasked with enforcing the various health restrictions imposed by the government and its officers come in close contact …

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Police identify officer arrested for trafficking to encourage other victims speak out

Greek Police on Friday identified the 39-year-old police officer held on charges of sexually abusing and exploiting a 19-year-old woman as Dimitris Bougioukos. The Police also released images of the suspect who was arrested in the eastern suburb of Ilioupoli last Sunday. The publication of his details was approved by …

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Husband of brutally murdered Caroline Crouch taken to Police HQ

In a extraordinary development, Greek police brought the husband of murdered British-born young mother Caroline Crouch from the island of Alosinos to police headquarters in Athens on Thursday. The husband, a commercial aviation pilot, was flown to Athens with a helicopter to provide additional information in the case that appeared …

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Prosecutor orders investigation into police violence against citizen in Thessaloniki (video)

The Public Prosecutor of Thessaloniki ordered investigation by the internal affairs department of Greek Police after riot policemen were filmed to hit a citizen in the face with the elbow and kick him, while they moved with baton against another one. The incident took place in the center of the …

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Greek Police bans public gatherings of over 100 persons until Feb 1

Out of a sudden and without a warning, the chief of Greece’s Police issued a ban on large public gatherings with more than 100 people with effect as of 6:00 a.m. Tuesday and for 6 days, until February 1, 2021, “at least.” Police Chief Michalis Karamalakis claims for the decision …

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Lesvos: Border guards, policeman suspended for beating refugees (video)

Three border guards and one policeman have been suspended from service after a video showed them beating two refugees outside a supermarket of the island of Lesvos, the Chief of the Greek Police announced on Saturday morning. An internal investigation has been launched against the four, the statement added. Police …

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Greek police carried out over 58K coronavirus-measures checks on a single day

Greek police carried out 58,466 checks throughout the country on Saturday and confirmed over 350 violations of the measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Fines of 150 euros were imposed in 330 cases where people did not wear the mandatory mask and did not observe the  required minimum distances. …

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Greek Police warns of fake sms allegedly calling for “general mobilization”

Greek Police is warning of a malicious message sent as sms to mobile phones that is calling Greeks to general mobilization. The message is calling citizens to report to the nearest Police station in order to allegedly receive their documents by the General Staff and be embedded to a “military …

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15 police officers in quarantine after contact with coronavirus-positive man

Fifteen police officers on duty at the headquarters of Greek Police in Athens have been order in “house isolation” after they came in contact with an asylum-seeker later tested positive to coronavirus. The officers were investigating the case of the sexual abuse of a minor in the accommodation structure of …

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Greek Police orders investigation of police brutality in Exarchia on Dec 6

The Greek Police has sent to the Greek Ombudsman the videos and reports of excessive police brutality and humiliation of demonstrators as they happened on Friday night. Police also calls on police violence victims or witnesses to report the cases to the Ombudsman. The brutality and humiliation of demonstrators in …

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Greek Police Got Talent: Officer on duty sings along with street musician

A Greek police officer was on patrol on Thursday evening when he saw a street musician in Monastiraki. He obviously could not resist the challenge and decided “a creative short break” was worth it. He grabbed the microphone and started to sing “Stand by Me.” The video posted by a …

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Police dismantles drugs trafficking ring, seizes 105 kg of cocaine

The Drugs Squad of the Greek Police dismantled a major cocaine trafficking ring and seized 105 kilogram of the illegal drug. In cooperation with the US DEA and following a tip off police raided an apartment in Agios Dimitrios-Brahami suburb of south Athens on Thursday. Police confiscated also 828,000 euros …

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Police publishes pictures of Suzanne Eaton murderer, appeals to public

Greece Police on the island of Crete publishes pictures of the 27-year-old confessed murderer of Suzanne Eaton. The pictures are published as police is seeking similar assault cases committed by the 27-year-old man who confessed the attack and rape on the US biologist. According to authorities the man is Ioannis …

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