The number of women claiming sexual misconduct by Jerusalem District Police Commander Niso Shaham has risen from three to seven.
Details of the case were revealed on Thursday, as Shaham was interrogated for several hours regarding complaints that include sexual assault, sexual harassment, and illicit consensual sex with female officers under his command.
Shaham’s subordinate, Nissim Edri, who commands the city’s Zion sub-station, is suspected of ignoring complaints about Shaham’s behavior. Internal affairs investigators decided on Thursday not to recommend indicting Edri, suggesting he face a disciplinary hearing instead.
Both men have been on forced leave since July 26, when the allegations were first revealed.
Shaham has denied forcing himself on any of the women, saying all sexual acts between himself and the women was consensual.