Jerusalem police chief Nisso Shaham 521.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
A NIS 2,000 fine and a stern
reprimand were given to Israel Police Brig.-Gen. Nissim Edri on
This followed his conviction for improper conduct and giving
false testimony while under questioning in the sex crimes investigation against
former Jerusalem police chief Nisso Shaham.
The presiding judge said the
case was a severe one, but decided not to demote Edri.
During his trial,
a series of top police and prison service officials praised Edri and attested to
Shaham is currently on trial for a series of charges,
including sexual assault, sexual harassment, fraud and breach of
In the indictment filed against Shaham on October 14, he was
charged with exploiting his position to have sexual relations with and without
the consent of eight different junior female police officers.
At the same
time, Shaham made decisions relating to the promotion or career status of the
same eight women, which the indictment called a direct conflict of
Some of these decisions included granting them leaves of
absence to study and transfers to better or more desirable jobs in the
Some of the women who came to Shaham were in economic
distress at the time.