Top police officer requests official list of all Jews in Ukrainian city

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(CBS NEWS) A police department in Ukraine has been embroiled in an anti-Semitism scandal after requesting the names and personal details of local Jewish community members. Ukraine’s National Police said this week that an internal investigation had been launched following the revelation that a high-ranking police official sought the names, addresses and contact details for members of the Orthodox Jewish community and Jewish students in the western town of Kolomyya.

A letter to the leader of the Orthodox community, signed by regional police official Myhaylo Bank, asked for the personal details citing investigations by the department of strategic investigation into “ethnic” and “transnational crime groups.”

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