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Israeli diplomat son, Avraham Gil, denied immunity after running into cop with motorcycle

A brash teenager hoping to use her Israeli father’s diplomatic status to escape two felony charges for allegedly intentionally running over a Florida police officer won’t have her way.

Abraham Gil, 19, the son of Israeli Consul General Eli Gil in Miami, was deemed ineligible for immunity given to American diplomats.

“The authorities are aware of this incident. As a dependent of an Israeli consular employee, we can confirm that the individual is not entitled to civil or criminal immunity,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement. Obtained by NBC Miami.

Gill was arrested on January 27 when a police lieutenant conducting a traffic stop spotted him as he was getting into and out of a car on his motorcycle in Sunny Isles Beach and ordered him to stop. Ta.

The motorcyclist, who hates traffic, is said to have ignored commands and continued to run towards the police officer, “deliberately running him over” on Collins Avenue just after 3.30pm.

According to the Miami New Times, Gill told officers he was weaving between cars because “I don’t like waiting behind cars.” Citing the police report.

Because Abraham Gill was deemed ineligible for consular immunity, he will face two felony charges in Florida. local 10

The newspaper said the officer, who suffered an “incapacitating” injury to his left leg, grabbed Gill from his bike and pushed him to the ground.

At Sunday’s bail hearing, Gill’s lawyers argued that the charges against him should be dismissed, as they argued. Miami-Dade law does not apply to him because he had consular privileges.

Gill was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer with violence, both felonies.

Gill told officers he weaved between cars because he “didn’t like waiting behind cars.” Sunny Isles Beach Police
The newspaper said the officer, who suffered an “incapacitating” injury to his left leg, grabbed Gill from his bike and pushed him to the ground. Sunny Isles Beach Police

Gill’s lawyer accused Sunny Isles Beach police of failing to tell consular officials to recognize Gill as a family member.

“It is important for law enforcement officials to quickly and accurately determine the status of individuals who present themselves as part of diplomatic attachments, and Mr. Gill said in a statement obtained by WPLG that Mr. We did that multiple times for each procedure.”

“In the matter at hand, the Sunny Isle Police Department (“SIPD”) failed to follow established steps and procedures to ascertain whether Mr. Gill actually had immunity. ”

Seltzer said the boy had just been out for a drive when he happened to run into the lieutenant.

“As you can see from the video immediately before the incident, Mr. Gill was simply driving and had no intention of hitting the officer. There is no evidence to the contrary,” Seltzer said. “I am confident that Mr. Gill will be exonerated once all the facts are known.”

Part of Gill’s legal defense was U.S. Diplomatic and Consular Immunity: Guidance for Law Enforcement and Judiciary Officials.

“Family members who are members of a diplomat’s family are afforded all the same privileges and immunities as sponsored diplomats,” the State Department guidance states.

Among the privileges enjoyed by agents is complete immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the courts of the receiving state, and “no person may be prosecuted for any crime unless immunity is waived by the sending state.” ”

The Aventura resident was photographed crying during a mug shot before being released from custody over the weekend.

At Sunday’s bail hearing, Gill’s attorney argued that Miami-Dade law did not apply to him because he had consular privileges and that the charges should be dismissed. local 10
Gill’s lawyer said he was confident the boy would be acquitted “once all the facts are known.” local 10

A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said, “The defense attorney’s representation was trusted and the defendant was released on his own recognizance.” According to Local10.

“Following confirmation from the State Department of Foreign Missions that neither the defendant nor his father have diplomatic immunity, we are proceeding with our investigation as usual. Mr. Gill remains indicted and the case remains active.”

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