Police

‘Protect those who protect you’: Officers protest officer injury

Under a banner saying "Protect those who protect you," uniformed officers staged a sit-in protest outside the Parliament on Monday to show their support for the 31-year-old police sergeant who remains hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a naval flare during a volleyball match in Athens earlier in the month.

Uniformed officers protest over non-recognition of hazardous occupation

Traffic on Stadiou Street in downtown Athens was interrupted on Monday due to a protest organized by uniformed officers. The protest is in response to the non-legalization of their profession as hazardous.

According to the police, approximately 1,500 individuals are gathered near the Old Parliament building.

Ministers offers condolences as details emerge in police officer’s death

Citizen Protection Minister Ioannis Oikonomou has extended his condolences to the family and the Greek Police (ELAS) following the death of a 19-year-old police officer, a member of the DIAS motorcycle unit, who was fatally injured during a pursuit in the early hours of Monday.

Hooligan probe focusing on instigator

The younger brother of the 18-year-old who fired a flare at a police officer, severely injuring him, during a volleyball match in Athens last week, testified to police on Wednesday, claiming he attempted to deter him. 

The 16-year-old boy was summoned to testify again because of inconsistencies between his testimony and that of his brother, sources said. 

Another four individuals investigated after riot that injured police officer

In the aftermath of Thursday's attacks on riot police in Renti, authorities are investigating at least another four individuals, in addition to the 18-year-old suspect already apprehended for injuring a police officer.

These individuals, reportedly young and allegedly linked to an organized fan group of Olympiakos in Western Attica, are subjects of interest for law enforcement.

Here's where school bomb threats come from

Also this morning, reports of planted bombs were received at primary and secondary schools throughout Belgrade, and the police carried out checks at those locations. Children and employees have been evacuated from schools, and while some are waiting to return to classes, some schools have sent notices to parents to pick up their children.

18-year-old granted granted more time to prepare defense as gov’t plans anti-hooliganism measures

An 18-year-old man, who confessed to firing the flare that caused severe injuries to a 31-year-old police officer amid violence outside a volleyball stadium in Piraeus last week, was granted until Thursday to prepare his defense after appearing before a prosecutor on Monday.

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