Police officer receives fine, stern reprimand for lying in investigation against top cop

December 30, 2013 01:00

Brig.-Gen. Nissim Edri was convicted for improper conduct and giving false testimony in sex crimes case against Nisso Shaham.

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Jerusalem police chief Nisso Shaham

Jerusalem police chief Nisso Shaham 521. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

A NIS 2,000 fine and a stern reprimand were given to Israel Police Brig.-Gen. Nissim Edri on Sunday.

This followed his conviction for improper conduct and giving false testimony while under questioning in the sex crimes investigation against former Jerusalem police chief Nisso Shaham.

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The presiding judge said the case was a severe one, but decided not to demote Edri.

During his trial, a series of top police and prison service officials praised Edri and attested to his character.

Shaham is currently on trial for a series of charges, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, fraud and breach of trust.

In the indictment filed against Shaham on October 14, he was charged with exploiting his position to have sexual relations with and without the consent of eight different junior female police officers.

At the same time, Shaham made decisions relating to the promotion or career status of the same eight women, which the indictment called a direct conflict of interest.

Some of these decisions included granting them leaves of absence to study and transfers to better or more desirable jobs in the organization.

Some of the women who came to Shaham were in economic distress at the time.

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