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Will Egypt solve its police brutality problem?

Infuriated by recurring incidents of police brutality, Egyptians are demanding change.
Riot police keep watch as they hold shields during clashes with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011. Thousands of Egyptians defied a ban on protests by returning to Egypt's streets on Wednesday and calling for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office, and some scuffled with police. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE GF2EA940PG401 - RTXX3VG
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CAIRO — After several incidents of police brutality this year, the public and politicians are calling for amendments to laws governing police authority and behavior. They are also calling for military trials of police officers — something that was abolished in 2011.

Some of the incidents spurring public protests include the Feb. 18 shooting of taxi driver Mohammed Adel Ismail by a police officer after an argument over the fare, the assault on doctors at Matariya hospital the week before and the harassment of a woman in the Cairo metro earlier this year.

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