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Fevziye Cengiz. DHA Photo

Fevziye Cengiz. DHA Photo

Local police officers who were caught on camera beating a detained woman have been relocated and are now working in Istanbul, daily Radikal reported.
 
An İzmir court had ruled that it lacked jurisdiction in the case but indicated that the three police officers should be tried on charges of torture. The case was then passed to the court for serious crimes.
 
The disciplinary investigation conducted by the İzmir Police Department, however, punished the officers with a minor pay cut of 360 Turkish Liras and suspended their promotional progress for one year.
 
The relocation was revealed when the lawyers for the beaten woman, Fevziye Cengiz, asked the court to ban the officers from work during the court case to ensure the safety of Cengiz and her family.
 
Police officers detained Cengiz while she was spending time with her family at an entertainment venue on the grounds that she did not have an identity card on her.
 
Cengiz was later beaten at the Karabağlar Police Station.
 
Footage of the beating surfaced after the incident in December 2011, leading to a public outcry and causing İzmir Gov. Mustafa Cahit Kıraç to issue an official apology.



June/13/2012

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Faruk Beisser

6/13/2012 10:37:02 PM

Those poor fellows, a minor pay cut and duty in Istanbul! Cruelty for those Gülen followers!

Murat

6/13/2012 9:06:13 PM

Shameful.

VMT Ankara

6/13/2012 8:36:21 PM

My personal view regarding the Izmir police officers who brutalized and tortured Fevziye Cengiz is that they should be placed on a public square at either Izmir or Istanbul and they should be stoned to death for the crimes they have committed. They are cowards and they pose a lethal threat to any law abiding citizen, especially women.

american american

6/13/2012 7:46:12 PM

Students who hung banner now in prison.

Turk Uzan

6/13/2012 7:13:50 PM

P.s. I hope the people who love to criticize Turkey as much as possible just to criticize or hate Turkey realize that this also happens in the EU and US. Just search youtube for police violence you'll find thousands of American cases far worse then this ... But I am in no way trying to justify this .. it's shameful!

Turk Uzan

6/13/2012 7:11:28 PM

3. Also we need a separate body of independent people who have zero authority over the public but do have authority over the police force (mainly the police we all get to deal with from day to day) These should be people consisting of a more liberal view to balance things out, like human right specialists etc. Who after proper training can be a force of the people against the police. They will be policing the police, and people would easily be able to report such shameful misbehavior.

Turk Uzan

6/13/2012 7:08:15 PM

1. These men should be permanently fired, or at least taken of the force and given a job that has zero authority over civilians. 2. We need professional psychiatrists, therapists and other specialists to come up with a standard. every new recruit in the police force should get lessons on ethics etc. and a very good psychological test to see if they are able to handle the stress and don't turn out to be power hungry maniacs
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