The National Herald, “Greek Cop Who Killed Teen, Set Off Riots, Released Again”

June 29, 2022

ATHENS – A former special guard police officer convicted of the 2008 shooting death of a 15-year-old that set off two weeks of rioting in the Greep capital was ordered released from jail – for a second time after having been sent back.

Epaminondas Korkoneas had been initially given a life sentence for the shooting death of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in the anarchist stronghold of Exarchia, prompting more fury.

But in July 2019, an appeals court said since he hadn’t committed any crimes before killing the boy that it was reason enough to release him under a leniency law passed by the then-ruling Radical Left SYRIZA.

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