Interim police chief steps down tonight

Interim Police Commissioner Motti Cohen leaves the position tonight, after two years on the job as the government dawdled on naming a permanent police commissioner.

He’ll be replaced by Maj. Gen. Alon Assur until the government’s candidate for the position, Border Police chief Yaakov (Kobi) Shabtai, officially assumes the role of police commissioner.

Acting Chief of Police Motti Cohen visits a temporary checkpoint in Jerusalem on September 18, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)