Mido Macia was killed in 2013 when officers tied him to the back of a police van by his arms before driving off. He was found in a pool of blood in police custody.
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Judge Bert Bam called the killing “barbaric” but acknowledged that it was not premeditated.
he sentencing of these officers sends a message that police brutality
will not be tolerated by the judiciary, following several recent cases.
Bert Bam sent a clear and unambiguous message that while the police are
facing an onslaught from ruthless criminals – more than 60 police
officers have been killed on duty this year alone – they cannot take the
law into their own hands.