Policeman Cleared in “Scissors Attack” Inquiry

YERUSHALAYIM -

The policeman who was questioned for possible use of excessive force in the killing of a terrorist has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to media reports on Tuesday night.

The Justice Department’s Department for Investigations of Policemen, which had been investigating the officer’s conduct in the so-called “scissors terror attack” last month near the Machane Yehuda market in Yerushalayim, will not seek prosecution.

The policeman explained that he fired because he felt that the terrorist still posed a danger, even though she was lying “neutralized” on the sidewalk.

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan had praised the officer for his action and called for a swift dispatch of the case.