Probe launched into police officers that used physical violence in protests
İZMİR – Anatolia News Agency
This image of a police officer in İzmir pulling a young student's hair had sparked a huge indignation last week. DHA photoA probe has been launched into police officers that used physical violence against young people in İzmir during last week’s protests, the Izmir Governor’s Office said June 7 in an effort to reduce indignation over video of an officer pulling a young student by her hair.
Some of the other youth were beaten with truncheons. The three officers that were involved in the incident have been suspended.
Meanwhile, a probe into police officers dressed in civilian clothes that attacked protesters in the city with sticks in their hands is also under way, the officials also said, adding that all photographs and images regarding the incident would be studied.
Footage of the men with sticks in their hands that was initially shared on social media stirred a huge controversy, forcing İzmir’s police chief to admit that the men were, in fact, plainclothes police officers.