Egypt court upholds 7-year sentences against 9 officers for involuntary manslaughter

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Mar 2019

An Egyptian cassation court has rejected the appeal of nine police officers against seven-year prison sentences for the involuntary manslaughter of four people in Tanta city in Gharbeya governorate in 2015.

The case dates back to 2015, when a security checkpoint was deployed to arrest a wanted criminal.

During a shootout between the police force and the suspect, four members of same family were killed when their vehicle was passing by the scene.

A criminal court sentenced the officers in August 2017.

The cassation court's verdict is final.

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