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Dozens of convicted police officers on duty due to …procedures

Over one hundred police officers in Greece have been convicted for serious offenses but they still serve or are active within the police due to pending procedural issues. A total of 107 police officers who have been convicted for serious criminal offenses and are the subject of disciplinary proceedings to …

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Police officers arrested for extortion and bribery

The Internal Affairs Service of the Greek Security Forces arrested two police officers for repeated extortion, bribery of an employee, abuse of power, breach of official confidentiality, dereliction of duty, as well as for breaching arms and drug laws. The arrests on Sunday morning followed a complaint according to which …

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Police officers arrested for leaking videos of mafia-style murder to media

Two police officers were arrested on Monday afternoon for leaking to media a video with the body of  fatally shot V.Z. shortly after the mafia-style murder in Neos Kosmos in the early hours of Sunday. The police officers were arrested on the charge of recording and leaking to the media …

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Policemen arrested for working as “private security guards” in Mykonos villas

Three police officers were arrested on the island of Mykonos for providing private security service to villas even during their shift hours at the local police station. Citing police sources, media report on Monday that the officers were providing the private security service for 12 euros per hour to the …

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Police officers among 67 people involved in mafia “Greek style”

The case of one of the largest criminal organizations was solved by the Extortion Prosecution Department of Attica Security, after an investigation that lasted about two years. Victims of the mafia-gang are 87, while the turnover from the gang’s illegal activities is estimated to be hundreds of thousands of euros. …

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Bogus Rapid tests: Pharmacist, police & army officers arrested in N Greece

A pharmacist, two police officers and eight members of the Armed forces are among those sixteen people arrested in Orestiada, north-eastern Greece, for bogus certificates of negative Rapid Tests essential for going to work and social activities. According to media reports, the pharmacist was supplying customers with fake certificates showing …

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Zak Kostopoulos: Trial begins three years after the brutal killing of LGBT activist

Three years after the brutal killing of LGBT activist Zak Kostopoulos, the trial finally began on Wednesday morning in Athens. Two businessmen and four police officers are being accused of fatal bodily harm of the 33-year-old Zak who was brutally beaten and died on a sidewalk in downtown Athens. The …

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Crete: Drunken priest punches police officer, bites another

A drunk priest on the island of Crete punched one police officer and bit another after he was stopped for driving down a local road the wrong way. The priest was found on Sunday night to drive a lane in Herakleio’s main avenue the opposite way. He was driving under …

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Two police among eleven arrested members of a drug ring

Two police officers are among eleven people arrested on suspicion of a drug dealing ring supplying with cocaine and cannabis several cities across Greece. Next to the police officers arrested were also six more Greeks and three Albanian nationals. The ring leader is believed to be also Albanian and is …

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Police, Justice top Corruption Report 2017 by Greek Police and TI

Greece’s ranking on Transparency International list of corruption has improved in “Corruption Perception Index 2017” when the country ranked on position 59/180 and score 48/100 behind Saudi Arabia and Jordan. In 2016 Greece was holding position 69. According to survey findings, complains about instances of corruption decreased by 8.5% in …

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Additional 800 police officers on patrol to protect citizens from crime

More than 800 police officers will be withdrawn from the service of VIP persons and buildings and be deployed to Patrol Service on the streets, Minister for Citizens Protection, Nikos Toskas, announced on Thursday. The measure comes amid increasing crime in Athens and broader Attica and sharp criticisms by opposition …

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Police officers to replace private security guards at Athens Metro and urban train ISAP stations

Police officers will replace private security guards at the stations of  metro and urban train ISAP in Greece’s capital Athens. According to an agreement signed between the Transportation Ministry and Greek Police,  ELAS will supply 200 police officers whose sole task will be the protection of commuters and public property. …

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(Upd) Protesting Police Officers Divide “Indignant” Greeks at Syntagma Sq (video)

 The arrival of protesting police officers at Syntagma Square divided the “Indignant” Greeks as policemen not so seldom clash with protesters, making often extensive use of tear gas and use of violence. Protesters  in ‘lower’ Square rejected the protesting policemen, while those in ‘upper’ square welcomed them. “Lower” square protesters have been camping there for 29th …

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