Probe launched into two police officers for slapping man in Beyoğlu
ISTANBULTwo police officers in Istanbul’s central Beyoğlu district face suspension and a discipline investigation after video footage showed them slapping and threatening two university students.
Istanbul police released a written statement on Nov. 11 about media reports with the headline “Police slapped young man in Beyoğlu after quarrel” and reported on the related incident.
The statement said action would be taken to open a discipline investigation as well as to suspend the two police officers while the investigation is conducted.
It was reported that two university students and police officers had a verbal quarrel in Beyoğlu on Oct. 30. One police officer threatened to change their criminal records and is seen slapping one of the men, according to the video footage. He then took the young man to another police officer who also hit the young man’s chest twice.
The police officers reportedly continued to beat the young man while continuing to insult him verbally. The police officers were also heard saying “Go, report me to whomever you want,” in the footage.