CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi paid a surprise visit to Cairo-based Police Academy Thursday morning, Youm7 reported.
He attended the morning training of the police students, and is scheduled to deliver a speech after his meeting with a group of academic students and professors.
Sisi’s visit came amid criticism against police personnel after several death cases inside police stations were reported in the past few days.
Ministry of Interior has vowed to hold police officers accused of committing any violations to accountable.
A police officer accused of torturing a detained pharmacist to death was sentenced Wednesday to 15 days in prison pending investigations in Ismailia governorate.
Despite the ministry’s vow, most of alleged police brutality and abuse reported by civilians has been denied by security officials.