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Table of Contents:
- Police commander interrogated on charges of sexual harassment (08/11/2005)
- Senior police commander accused of sexual harassment (08/12/2005)
- Senior cops suspected of bribery (09/14/2005)
- Top cops probed for taking bribes (09/14/2005)
- Remand extended for cop in bribery case (09/15/2005)
- Museri charged with accepting bribes (09/20/2005)
- Clean up the police (09/18/2005)
- Senior police officer questioned (09/20/2005)
- Senior police officer sent on forced leave pending bribery probe (09/20/2005)
- All's not well at the central district's Central Unit (11/04/2005)
- Suspended CIU head treated after suicide attempt (01/10/2006)
- Senior police officer attempts suicide (01/11/2006)
Police commander interrogated on charges of sexual harassment:
Boker released after questioning, will not return to post in the meantime
Haaretz - August 11, 2005
Senior police commander accused of sexual harassment
By Roni Singer-Heruti
Haaretz - August 12, 2005
Senior cops suspected of bribery
By Yaakov Katz
Jerusalem Post - September 14, 2005
Top cops probed for taking bribes
By Roni Singer-Heruti
Haaretz - September 14, 2005
Remand extended for cop in bribery case
Jerusalem post - September 15, 2004
Museri charged with accepting bribes
Jerusalem Post - September 20, 2005
Police Chief Superintendent Meir Museri, commander of the Police Investigative Department, was arrested and charged Tuesday morning for allegedly accepting bribes from criminals.
The Police Investigative Department (PID) recommended that Museri be removed from the police force.
Also arrested Tuesday was Asst.-Cmdr. Yossi Boker. Boker, who was interrogated a few weeks ago on charges of sexual harassment, was taken in for questioning Tuesday morning after an additional complaint of harassment was received, Israel Radio reported.
Once Boker was in custody, investigators used the opportunity to question him on charges of bribery.
Both Boker and Moseri were suspected of closing cases for members of crime families.
Clean up the police
Jerusalem Post - September 18, 2005
Senior police officer questioned
By Yaakov Katz
Jerusalem Post - September 20, 2005
Senior police officer sent on forced leave pending probe
By Roni Singer-Heruti and Jonathan Lis
Haaretz - September 20, 2005
Superintendent Meir Museri, intelligence officer for the Shfela Police District, was sent on a forced vacation from the yesterday because of an investigation concerning him being conducted by the Justice Ministry's Police Investigations Department (PID). Museri was released on bail yesterday after being held following questioning by the investigations unit.
Museri and Commander Yossi Boker, commander of the Police Central District, were questioned regarding allegations they accepted bribes in exchange for "taking care" of certain investigations, and in some cases closing them.
The PID is investigating 25 alleged offenses by the two men, including suspicions that the two acted to close the investigation of Sami Ja'asus, a Lod resident who was suspected of manslaughter. Ja'asus was suspected of running over and killing a woman while driving his car. The PID is checking whether the two officers received bribes or other benefits from Ja'asus in exchange for closing the case.
Since Museri's arrest, there have been numerous rumors among the police about the two officers' alleged misconduct, including the possibility that they may have tried to tamper with evidence or even have move the dead woman's body.
Police Major General Gabi Gal, the head of service's Human Resources Department, yesterday ordered the forced leave for Museri and his brother, Assaf Museri, who was questioned by the police yesterday on suspicion of having prevented the raid of a gambling establishment after discovering that his mother was present at the scene.
All's not well at the central district's Central Unit
By Roni Singer - Heruti
Haaretz - November 4, 2005
Members of the Central Unit's Investigation Department in the central district have been on a staff trip in the south for the past two days. Such trips are common for the police, since they offer an opportunity to raise morale and strengthen the bond between the unit's commanders and its members. However, the unit's morale is said to be low, and it has not had a commander for the past several months.
Since an August probe of the unit's head, Commander Yossi Boker, on suspicions of sexual harassment, and a subsequent bribery probe of Boker in September, the unit has been run by his deputy, Chief Superintendent Danny Balorian.
The possible move of the commander of the central district, Major General Benny Kaniak, to the post of deputy police commissioner has also contributed to the sense of uncertainty in the Central Unit. As long as a new district commander has not been appointed, sources in the unit say, it would not be appropriate to make decisions about other positions.
Highlighting woebegone state
As in other districts, the central district's Central Unit deals with the worst crimes and organized crime in its area. The unit achieved several highly publicized successes under its former commander, Brigadier General Menashe Arbiv, now commander of the Sharon region, including the capture of the man who killed police officer Aviv Karado in Lod in an operation that involved field work in Jordan, and the arrest of several "soldiers" of reputed underworld leader Itzhak Abergil.
But past successes only highlight the unit's present woebegone state. Police headquarters decided to transfer the Abergil case from the unit six months ago, and then it also moved a case involving the reputed crime Abutbul family in Netanya to the International Relations Unit.
Sources in the latter unit say that contrary to Central Unit statements that the Abutbul case was "close to being cracked," the material was insignificant and certainly not enough to issue arrests.
Relations between the central district's Central Unit and its Tel Aviv counterpart have never been particularly warm. However, last year's arrest of the alleged crime kingpins the Ohana brothers and the success of the central district's Central Unit to obtain a key witness, Yaron Sanker, which Tel Aviv's Central Unit had failed to accomplish, led to a series of ongoing mutual recriminations between the two.
The central district's Central Unit sources say investigations are going nowhere, and they come to the office to "pass another day." The central district's Central Unit spokesman, Chief Superintendent Yigal Hadad, however, says it is working on a number of big cases that he cannot currently discuss. He adds that as long as the investigation against Boker is proceeding, a decision as to whether to appoint his replacement will not be made.
However, unit sources say that work is proceeding on Jowarish crime family case as well as a few bogged-down investigations, such as the murder of three-year-old Leah Katayev and her cousin, who were apparently accidentally shot while riding in a car in Ramle. Regardless, no arrests in this case are imminent.
The unit's gloom is further deepened by a lawsuit filed by Sanker against the unit for illegally extracting testimony from him. During the trial, the judges harshly criticized the unit's investigators.
Proud of the collar
The unit is reportedly proud of it success in nabbing an alleged central figure in the Hariri-Ayiat crime organization, businessman Daniel Molkanadov, who is suspected of having sought to take out a contract on the life of journalist Moshe Danon.
However, the central district's State Prosecutor's Office recently informed Molkanadov that the case against him has been closed.
The questioning of unit members by the Justice Ministry's Police Investigations Department (PID) has created a split between members of the unit, with those who served in the unit before he took command opposed to him.
Next week's expected return of the unit's secretary who had filed the harassment charges against Boker, is apparently causing some tension, although some unit sources say that while it may not be "paradise," things are "not so bad."
"True, there are things that do not contribute to morale," a source says. "But the unit's spirit is stronger than anything else."
Suspended CIU head treated after suicide attempt
By YAAKOV KATZ
Jerusalem Post - Jan. 10, 2006
Asst.-Cmdr. Yossi Boker, suspended head of the central district's Central Investigative Unit (CIU) was evacuated to Assaf Harofe hospital following an attempted suicide on Tuesday.
He was released from the hospital after being treated for swallowing a large amount of pills.
He was forced to take a leave of absence from his top post recently after the Police Investigations Unit launched a probe against him in September for allegedly taking bribes and for sexual harassment.
Senior police officer attempts suicide
By Yaakov Katz
Asst.-Cmdr. Yossi Boker, the suspended head of the Central District's Central Investigative Unit, was taken to Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tzrifin Tuesday morning after he apparently tried to commit suicide.
Boker was found by his wife at home after he reportedly swallowed a large number of pills. He was treated at the hospital and was later released.
Boker was forced to take a leave of absence from his post in August after he came under investigation by the Justice Ministry's Police Investigations Department on suspicions he sexually assaulted his secretary.
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