Police Checkpoint 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Israel Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino ordered an investigation on
Monday into claims that a senior officer recently refused an alcohol breath test
at a police checkpoint in Jerusalem.
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According to the claims, published
by Ynet, volunteers at the Moriah police sub-district in Jerusalem asked
then-subdistrict head Doron Yadid to undergo a routine alcohol test after he
arrived at a police checkpoint in the Talpiot neighborhood wearing civilian
The volunteers did not recognize Yadid, and stopped his car so
they could administer the alcohol test. The report claimed Yadid reacted with
outrage and refused to take the test. Police have denied the claims, the report
Yadid has since been promoted to the rank of lieutenant-commander
and assigned to head a police training division.
In response to the
report, police released a statement calling Yadid “a leading officer with many
accomplishments to his name.”
In light of the severity of the
allegations, however, Danino – announcing a policy of zero tolerance of
inappropriate police conduct – ordered the head of the police’s disciplinary
division to examine the claims.