brussels - An agent suspected of having kept information about the attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels has been acquitted by the court in Brussels on appeal.
The court sentenced him two years ago to a conditional two-month prison sentence.
At the attack in May 2014, four people were shot dead. The police released videos after the attack, after which a reporter told the Kalashnikov that the weapon had recently been sold. The policeman did not immediately report this to the federal police. The tip turned out to be incorrect.
The OM had asked for acquittal during the appeal because it had now become apparent that the agent was the victim of internal problems at his department.
The main suspect Mehdi Nemmouche, who was arrested in France a week after the attack, announced involvement, but does not say he is the shooter. There are two other suspects. The Belgian justice is still looking for a fourth suspect. The process starts on January 11.