Giza prosecutors ordered the detention of three low-ranking policemen on Monday on charges of receiving bribes from citizens, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Investigations indicated that the suspects, who were stationed at a checkpoint in Giza’s Maryoutiya, received money from drivers and citizens in return for overlooking their violations.
The case comes amid widespread public outrage over several high-profile incidents involving low-ranking policemen in the past few weeks, including an alleged assault last month by policemen on two doctors at Cairo’s Matariya Hospital as well as the fatal shooting of a citizen in Cairo’s El-Darb El-Ahmar district.
Two weeks ago, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ordered that the cabinet present to parliament legislative amendments to address police violations.
source: Ahram Online