First Lieutenant Yaseen Hatem was charged in March 2015 with action that "led to the death" of Shaimaa Sabbagh, a lighter charge than murder, but still a rare action against a member of the security forces.
Sabbagh was killed when Hatem fired birdshot to disperse a march organised in the capital's centre in January 2015 to commemorate the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Sabbagh's death had sparked outrage from Egyptians who had hoped the 2011 revolt would bring an end to police violence.
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