Complaint filed against Jerusalem Police Chief after he gets off lightly in Pride Parade probe

September 7, 2015 19:18

The complaint dealt with soccer games in Jerusalem and allegations that Edri may have arranged for people close to him to attend the games for free.

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The Justice Ministry’s Police Investigative Department on Monday morning received a complaint of alleged wrongdoing by Jerusalem District Asst.- Ch. Moshe Edri, the PID confirmed.

The information was submitted to the department the morning after the findings of a police probe into the Jerusalem Pride Parade issued its findings and recommendations, which saw Edri receive a disciplinary reprimand, but no demotion or any graver measures.

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The complaint, first reported by Army Radio, dealt with soccer games in Jerusalem, and allegations that Edri may have arranged for people close to him – including police officers – to attend games for free, a Justice Ministry spokesperson said, but could give no further details.

On Monday evening, the ministry said that after an initial examination of the complaint, it determined that no crime was committed.

Also on Monday, the PID confirmed that last week it questioned a female police officer and three police volunteers from the Gelilot police station on suspicion of involvement in bribery.

According to the PID, two of the volunteers paid the officer NIS 8,000 in March to speed up their receipt of a firearms license, while the third volunteer is suspected of negotiating and directing the transaction. All four suspects were released to house arrest.

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