Police open hearing over internal sexual misconduct case

By MELANIE LIDMAN
August 13, 2012 18:28

On Monday, Jerusalem Police Zion precinct head Dep.-Ch. Nissim Edri began his disciplinary hearing for his failure to report Jerusalem Police chief Asst.- Ch. Nisso Shaham’s alleged sexual misconduct against policewomen.

Both Edri and Shaham were placed on forced leave on July 26, when the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigations Department (PID) announced a months-long undercover investigation of Shaham. Shaham is suspected of sexual harassment and improper sexual relations with as many as five policewomen. Both Shaham and Edri have been on administrative leave since the end of July, when the case broke.


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