Police Chief Roni Alsheich has contacted officials from the Justice Ministry Police Investigations Unit to express his anger over learning agents in plain clothes were armed with cameras, photographing police at Peleg protests.
According to the Walla News report, this is the first time the Justice Agency acted in such a fashion, sending undercover agents out into the field to document police actions to use against them later on. Police report that these activities compromise the department’s ability to function properly and it is unacceptable to try to turn police into the criminals.
The report adds some police were angered during a recent Peleg protest when they actually saw members of the investigations unit photographing them.
Officials from the Justice Ministry’s unit refused comment on this specific case, adding they use all types of means to document the actions of police in the field.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)