Niso Shaham
Photo: Gil Yohanan
Yossi Parienti
Photo: Herzl Yosef
Shaham resigns police post amid sex scandal
Month after taking leave over suspected sex offences, Jerusalem District Police chief resigns post at commissioner's urging
Jerusalem District Police Commander Niso Shaham has agreed to resign his post following suspicions he committed sexual offences against female subordinates. He will be replaced by Southern District chief Yossi Parienti.  


A source at the Public Security Ministry told Ynet that Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino had asked Shaham to resign because of the time the investigation into the allegations was taking and the need for someone to act as Jerusalem District Police chief during the High Holidays.


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Shaham is suspected of sexual harassment, committing an indecent act and imposing sexual intercourse on female subordinates. During his investigation, Shaham claimed that he had consensual relations with one of the complainants.

שחם בדרכו לחקירה (ארכיון) (צילום: אוהד צויגנברג)

Shaham. End of career? (Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg)


Shaham had taken leave late last month and has been replaced by Major-General Mani Yitzhaki.


Parienti is slated to assume the position in the coming days. It has yet to be announced who will replace him at the Southern District.


The decision not to press criminal charges against Jerusalem Periphery Police Commander Nissim Edri, who failed to report the alleged sexual misconduct of Shaham, stirred controversy among top police officials.




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