Police commissary suspended for beating, pointing gun at attorney in Istanbul
Four police officers, including a commissary, have been suspended for beating and pointing a gun at an attorney in Istanbul.
Private broadcaster Kanal D’s “Evening News with Buket Aydın” program aired a shocking video on Sept. 3, showing violent scenes at the Bayrampaşa District Security Directorate.
The footage was part of the evidence filed in a lawsuit by an attorney, who told the court she was beaten in the police center’s front yard after she arrived there to attend her client’s interrogation, who had been kept under detention.
“We beat many attorneys here. Do you also want us to beat you?” the police commissary reportedly told the attorney before he asked his aides to bring clubs. He started to hit the hands of the attorney with a club and then fired a gun into the air.
After the commissary’s gun was left on an air conditioning unit, the video shows the cleaning lady at the police station pick up the gun, also to point it at the attorney.
The attorney was then permitted to enter the interrogation session, after which she went to the prosecutor and filed a complaint.
All police officers involved have been suspended pending an investigation.