The son of an Israeli Consulate Consular won’t get diplomatic immunity after assaulting a police officer in Miami, Florida. 19-year-old Avraham Gil was spotted driving at a high rate of speed on January 27th at 3:30pm on Sunny Isles Beach. He was on a motorcycle, and while speeding, he weaved in and out of traffic. A police officer attempted to perform a traffic stop, which Eli ignored. Eli then decided to intentionally strike the officer and run him over with the motorcycle. The officer suffered an “incapacitating” injury but was still able to make the arrest.
Avraham Eli is the son of Israeli Consulate Consul Eli Gil. Typically, people identified as diplomats are immune from civil and criminal prosecution in the United States. This same privilege is also given to family members of diplomats. Eli may have suspected he could benefit from this distinction, but he may be mistaken. The State Department said Eli Gil does not fall under the category of a diplomat to which immunity is bestowed. Therefore, Avraham Gil cannot benefit from it. He currently faces two felony charges, aggravated assault and resisting arrest with violence.
No immunity for son of Israeli diplomat accused of running over cop
No immunity for Israeli diplomat’s son accused of running over a Sunny Isles Beach cop – NBC 6 South Florida
Israeli diplomat son, Avraham Gil, denied immunity after running into cop with motorcycle