ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 148

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Another top police commander suspected of harassment

A senior police commander, with the rank of deputy commissioner, is being investigated for sexual harassing female officers under his command.

Details about the commander, including his name and specific job, are still under wraps.

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

In January, Deputy Commissioner Nissim Mor, once a contender for police commissioner, was accused of sexually harassing and assaulting a policewoman, as well as carrying on inappropriate relationships with other female subordinates. Earlier in the month, Judea and Samaria District Commander Kobi Cohen announced his resignation after admitting to an improper relationship with a subordinate officer.

Top anti-corruption police official Menashe Arviv resigned in 2014 amid allegations that he received thousands of dollars and other assistance from a rabbi accused of corruption. In September 2014, Central District chief Bruno Stein, resigned after he was spotted at a party thrown by Ronel Fisher, an Israeli attorney under investigation for allegedly bribing multiple police officials. Former Jerusalem district police chief Nissan “Niso” Shaham was dismissed in late 2013 over allegations of sexual harassment, breach of trust, fraud and indecent acts.

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