Officer in Ahuvia Sandak incident detained for disrupting investigation

Sandak was killed in an accident while fleeing from police in the West Bank in December.

Israeli police officers clash with demonstrators during a protest following the death of Ahuvia Sandak a few days ago in a car crash during a police chase, outside the Police headquarters in Jerusalem, December 26, 2020 (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH 90)
Israeli police officers clash with demonstrators during a protest following the death of Ahuvia Sandak a few days ago in a car crash during a police chase, outside the Police headquarters in Jerusalem, December 26, 2020
(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH 90)
A police detective involved in the accident in which Ahuvia Sandak was killed was arrested by the Police Investigation Department (PID) on suspicion of disrupting the investigation into the incident, according to Maariv, The Jerusalem Post's sister publication.
The arrest was made following the publication of the detective's version of events in Kalman Liebskind's Maariv column on Friday.
Sandak was killed in an accident while fleeing from police in the West Bank in December. While police claim that he was throwing rocks at Palestinian vehicles and that his car flipped after he fled when they arrived at the scene, protesters claim that the officers acted against the law.
The Post has learned that the current police narrative is that the passengers in the car, a mix of minors and young adults, were throwing rocks at moving Palestinian vehicles and even hit and harmed one Palestinian.
If the police were too aggressive, they could face charges or be disciplined, whereas if the car flipping was an accident, then it is possible that only Sandak’s co-activists will be charged for rock throwing and possibly dangerous driving leading to his death.
Violent protests have taken place throughout Israel every week since the incident, with youth blocking traffic and assaulting police officers and passersby.

Yonah Jeremy Bob contributed to this report.