Italy police under fire for letting mob boss greet fans
June 4, 2017
ROME (AP) — Police in southern Italy are under fire for allowing one of Italy's most-wanted mob bosses to greet his fans after his arrest and let them kiss his hand.
Police arrested Giuseppe Giorgi early Friday in a bunker inside his home in San Luca, the base of some of the most notorious clans of the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta mob.
A video shown on Sky TG24 showed police jumping for joy after the arrest. But another showed them letting an un-cuffed Giorgi greet well-wishers outside his home as they escorted him out. One reached out for Giorgi's hand and kissed it to show respect.