New top cop likely to be named by tomorrow

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December 1, 2010 02:57

Aharonovitch could make announcement “by Thursday,” a ministry source tells 'Post'; public security minister has interviewed 7 candidates for position this week.

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AHARONOVITCH

AHARONOVITCH. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch will likely name the next police chief “by Thursday,” a ministry source told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Aharonovitch has interviewed seven candidates for the position this week, the source added.

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The candidates include Southern District Police chief Cmdr. Yochanan Danino, Tel Aviv chief Cmdr. Shahar Ayalon, Northern District Cmdr. Shimon Koren, Deputy Insp.-Gen. Ilan Franco, Central District Cmdr. Bentsi Sao, and the head of the police’s national Operations Branch, Cmdr.Nissim Moor.

Meanwhile, Cmdr. Uri Bar- Lev, who removed himself from the race after being accused by two women of sexual offenses, is due to be questioned for a second time by the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Department on Wednesday.

Dr. Orly Innes, the Public Security Ministry adviser who says that Bar-Lev sexually harassed her, has in the meantime filed a complaint with police against two websites she said exposed her identity before she waived confidentiality last week.

The websites are a forum for officers named Hasufim Benayedet (Exposed in the Patrol Car), and the News First Class website, run by journalist Yoav Yitzhak.

On Monday, officers raided the homes of other officers who allegedly posted messages on the police forum naming Innes and accusing her of being a pawn in a plot to discredit Bar-Lev.


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