The police commissioner called for an end to what he described as “dangerous”
verbal attacks on State Attorney Moshe Lador on Wednesday, following the
acquittal of former prime minister Ehud Olmert.
Addressing a conference
of lawyers in Eilat, Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Yohanan Danino came to the aid of
the embattled Lador, saying, “I suggest we all refrain at this time from
exaggerated statements and dangerous attacks that could undermine the legitimacy
of the prosecution and its head Moshe Lador.”
He described Lador as a
“dedicated and valued” public servant who has an “impressive career of fighting
on behalf of the rule of law and clean government in Israel.”
all of Israeli law enforcement “will learn lessons from this and continue in its
determined fight against public corruption on all levels.” He described the
verdicts as a testimony to the strength of law enforcement and the legal system
in Israeli democracy.
“The verdicts speak for themselves, in both in the
acquittals and the guilty verdict, and I am sure the prosecution is now studying
them,” he added.