Law enforcement officials to be forced out post-Carmel fire

July 25, 2012 09:58


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Northern District Police Commander Rony Atia was expected to resign or be fired and other law enforcement officials have already retired recently following heightened criticism of their handling of the December 2010's Carmel Forest fire, notably by Ze’ev Even-Chen, Army Radio reported Wednesday citing unnamed sources.

Even-Chen, a former police central region commander and father of Topaz Even-Chen Klein, who was killed in the fire has led a public campaign for dismissal of law enforcement and political officials involved in managing, and according to him mismanaging, the crisis.

Even-Chen has even submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice to fire officials responsible with the handling of the crisis.

His petition is based on, among other things, former State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss' report and scathing criticism of law enforcement's state of readiness going into the crisis and its management of the crisis once the fire started.

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