In his first public response to Commander Menashe Arbiv's involvement in the Pinto affair Police, Commissioner Yohanan Danino warned against jumping to conclusions: "Give him, as soon as possible, the opportunity to defend himself."
He said: "The man is in the midst of great hardship. I'm his commander. He wakes up one morning, he's all over the newspapers, right? With his picture, and damning allegations. He claims he's wrongly accused. Give him the most basic chance to prove that the allegations are wrong." (Itay Blumenthal)