Govt responds to report on deadly incident with tougher policing measures, as critics call for rethink

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Justice, New Democracy, Police, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The official report into an incident in which police fired shots at a fleeing car, killing one occupant and injuring another following a high-speed chase, has prompted the government to announce a series of tough new policing measures.

Following several days of highly charged public debate sparked by the events which took place in the western suburbs of Athens last week, the announcement has been condemned by the opposition as an admission of failure of New Democracy’s “law and order”...

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