A senior Israeli police officer was investigated on Monday following allegations
that he sexually harassed a number of female police officers.
officer, whose name has not been released, is a district commander.
underwent investigation at the Justice Ministry’s police investigative unit for
several hours on Monday, where he reportedly cooperated with investigators. It
is still unclear what crimes he is accused of.
In a similar case late
August, then-Jerusalem police chief Nisso Shaham resigned following allegations
that he sexually harassed a number of policewomen.
“[Shaham] agreed to
leave his position as district chief, taking upon himself the responsibility and
understanding that the position needs to be filled at the present moment,” the
police spokesman’s unit said in a statement at the time. Public Securities
Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch accepted Shaham’s resignation.
Lidman contributed to this report.