Prosecutor to probe claims of police violence

The head the Athens prosecutor’s office on Monday ordered an investigation into claims published in Sunday’s Ethnos according to which police tortured immigrants.

The article set out a list of allegations including claims officers at Aegaleo police station in western Athens used pliers to pull out a Pakistani national’s fingernails in August.

Panayiota Fakou asked prosecutor Nikos Ornerakis to determine whether any officers should face charges.