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Officers sacked over Greek teen’s killing to get 1/3 of salary until appeal ruling

The disciplinary council of the Greek Police on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of officers Epaminondas Korkoneas and Vassilis Saraliotis, who were convicted in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia, central Athens, in December 2008.

After being postponed five times, a disciplinary hearing was held on Wednesday following media reports that the two officers were receiving 30 percent of their monthly salary.

Korkoneas, who is serving a life sentence for murder, and Saraliotis, who is serving 10 years for complicity, are to continue receiving a third of their salary until a court rules on their appeals.