Police dismiss two officers under investigation for sexual misconduct

Danino terminated Coastal District head Asst.-Ch. Hagai Dotan and Beersheba police station commander Moshe Ivgy.

February 18, 2015 10:06
Yohanan Danino

Yohanan Danino. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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Israel National Police Chief Yochanan Danino on Wednesday announced the termination of two high-ranking police officers who have been at the center of sexual misconduct investigations in recent weeks.

In a statement sent out on Wednesday, police said that Danino had terminated Coastal District head, Asst.-Ch. Hagai Dotan and Beersheba police station commander Moshe Ivgy, after reviewing findings of the Justice Ministry probes against them. Both of the
terminations must gain the approval of the Public Security Minister to become final.

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Dotan has been accused of sexually harassing female officers under his command, while Ivgy is the subject of a complaint that he sexually harassed a pregnant woman.

Dotan now becomes the eighth officer with the rank of assistant chief – the second highest in the police force – to be dismissed or resign over the past year and a half. Five of these, including Dotan, are because of sexual misconduct.

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