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Portugal police officers sentenced in unprecedented trial

Portugal police officers sentenced in unprecedented trial
Tuesday 21
22:51 2019

Lisbon, Portugal - Eight police officers were on Monday convicted of crimes ranging from aggravated kidnapping to grievous bodily harm against eight young black people in Lisbon. It was the end - for now at least - of an unprecedented court case which saw seventeen agents on trial, bringing the issue of institutional racism and police violence in Portugal into the public eye. The sentences handed out, however, met disappointment, with both sides intending to appeal. The case was brought against PSP (Portuguese, public-facing) police officers by the Public Ministry, and concerned the events of February 5, 2015, when police ...

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Summary: One officer jailed, and others handed suspended sentences, after convictions for kidnapping and violence.

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