Thirty cops suspended for G8 brutality

Suspensions of up to 6 months for mistreatment of demonstrators

(ANSA) - Genoa, August 1 - An appeals court on Friday suspended 30 police officers following disciplinary hearings into accusations of brutality during demonstrations at the G8 conference in Genoa in 2001.
    Scores of no-global protesters were brutally beaten when police seized a school where they were staying after the riots surrounding the conference in the port city, during which a police officer shot and killed a young Italian demonstrator.
    Former SCO intelligence unit chief Francesco Gratteri and the former deputy head of the UCIGOS anti-terrorism unit Giovanni Luperi, who were convicted in 2012 of aggravated perjury and banned from office for five years, and other officers who have since retired, were excluded from the provisions on the grounds that the disciplinary action was limited to the regular police force, court sources said.