Israel looks to root out police culture of corruption, sexual harassment

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January 27, 2015 10:52

Investigations into police scandals, from illegal relationships with power brokers to sexual harassment, are close to causing the "collapse of the dam" which protects bad behavior said Justice Ministry Police Investigations Department Head Uri Carmel at a PID annual ceremony on Tuesday.

Carmel discussed the intense pressure on the police due to revelations of problematic behavior at the organization's highest levels.

He said that "once the dam breaks, and it is in advanced stages of breaking, the work environment for young women in the police will transform to being more secure, higher quality and clean of sexual harassment and the phenomenon" of male superiors taking advantage of their rank.

Carmel still complimented most of the police's 30,000 officers as being high quality and gave high marks to Police Chief Inspector General Yochanan Danino for cooperation even if some of the discussions "were complex."  


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