Another senior police officer suspected of sexual harassment

Officer is the sixth senior cop accused of corruption or sexual misconduct in last 18 months

Illustrative photo of an Israel policeman's uniform (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of an Israel policeman's uniform (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Another senior police officer suspected of sexually harassing female subordinates was summoned for questioning by police internal affairs investigators Wednesday.

The officer, whose name is being withheld for now, is under investigation for abusing his position of authority to initiate sexual relationships with female junior officers.

The allegations came to light after several women lodged a complaint against the officer with the internal affairs unit of the police several weeks ago.

He is the sixth senior police officer accused of misconduct, sexual or otherwise, since 2013.

Last week, Deputy Commissioner Nissim Mor, once a contender for Israel Police commissioner, was accused of sexually harassing and assaulting a policewoman, as well as carrying on inappropriate relationships with other female subordinates.

Earlier in January, Judea and Samaria District Commander Kobi Cohen announced his resignation after admitting to an improper relationship with a subordinate officer.

During a press conference last week, Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said that the recent string of misconduct scandals damaged the public’s trust and that the Israel Police needed a “root canal” treatment.

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