Public Security Minister Erdan names candidates for police commissioner

September 13, 2018 17:50
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Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan announced Thursday that current Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich will be ending his term this coming December.

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Erdan listed his choice of possible candidates who may succeed Alsheich.

He named Jerusalem commissioner Yoram Halevi, Tel Aviv commissioner David Bitan and former Tel Aviv commissioner Moshe Edri as candidates for next chief.

Erdan met with Alsheich on Thursday and informed him that he had decided his tenure as Commissioner would not be extended and will end as scheduled, in December.

Zionist Union Chairman Avi Gabbay slammed the decision, saying its purpose was to threaten the rule of law, amid police investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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