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Three Egyptian policemen detained on bribery charges

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Feb 2016
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Giza prosecutors ordered the detention of three low-ranking policemen on Monday on charges of receiving bribes from citizens, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Investigations indicated that the suspects, who were stationed at a checkpoint in Giza’s Maryoutiya, received money from drivers and citizens in return for overlooking their violations.

The case comes amid widespread public outrage over several high-profile incidents involving low-ranking policemen in the past few weeks, including an alleged assault last month by policemen on two doctors at Cairo's Matariya Hospital as well as the fatal shooting of a citizen in Cairo’s El-Darb El-Ahmar district.

Two weeks ago, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered that the cabinet present to parliament legislative amendments to address police violations.

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