Of­fi­cer sus­pended over mi­grant slap

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A po­lice of­fi­cer serv­ing on the Aegean is­land of Kos who was caught on cam­era slap­ping an im­mi­grant and threat­en­ing oth­ers with a knife was sus­pended yesterday by the Greek Po­lice (ELAS), which an­nounced that an ur­gent in­ves­ti­ga­tion had been or­dered into the man’s “rep­re­hen­si­ble ac­tions.”

The state­ment from ELAS was is­sued just a few hours af­ter an As­so­ci­ated Press re­porter posted on Twit­ter a video and pho­to­graphs show­ing an of­fi­cer slap an im­mi­grant on the face out­side the main po­lice sta­tion on Kos and wave a crowd of oth­ers into line with a knife in his hand.

Kos, which is a pop­u­lar sum­mer tourist des­ti­na­tion, has been over­whelmed by a grow­ing in­flux of un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants, along with Lesvos and Samos.

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