Policeman who killed civilian faces life in jail
İZMİR - Doğan News Agency
DHA photoJudicial authorities lodged an official lawsuit today against a policeman accused of killing a civilian and injuring three others during an argument on Aug. 13, calling for the officer to be sentenced to life in prison.
The police officer, identified only by his initials İ.K., was charged with "voluntary manslaughter" by a prosecutor, who requested that the court imprison him for life.
Emrah Barlak, 17, was killed and three other civilians were injured after İ.K. drew his pistol and shot repeatedly at the unarmed men during a scuffle that broke out after Barlak's vehicle crashed into a police vehicle in İzmir.
İ.K. defended himself, saying he involuntarily fired his pistol after someone hit him on the head.