Court Acquitted Two Officers For Using Force On A Kuwaiti Woman
The Misdemeanor Court acquitted the head of a police station with rank “Captain” and a police officer for using force on a Kuwaiti woman while they were performing their duties. The Public Prosecution had charged the first suspect (head of police station) of taking advantage of his position and using force on the woman. He was accused of pulling her, which resulted in injuries described in a medical report. The second suspect was charged with beating the victim and causing injuries. According to the statement of the victim, the first and second suspects, while executing an order for her to vacate her premises, went to her bedroom and pulled her before handcuffing her even though that she was not resisting. She had asked for the right to pack her belongings but they did not listen to her and instead dragged her out of her house in a woeful condition. The defense counsel Lawyer Khalid Al-Mutairi, representing the captain, affirmed that the events and statements from the investigations are just hearsay without concrete evidence, insisting that both defendants had denied the allegations since the start of the investigations.