The police major general who was accused of sexual harassment is returning to his role as chief of the police's elite Lahav 433 unit, police announced on Tuesday.
"There is no substantial foundation for taking any administrative steps or even disciplinary measures, even if there were no statute of limitation," said Chief of Police Roni Alsheikh after the announcement about Major General Roni Rittman's case.
Rittman went on mandatory leave after being questioned under advisement. He was accused by an employee officer of sexual harassment. Rittman denied all her accusations, while an in-depth investigation by the Police Internal Investigations Department did find some witnesses who corroborated the claims.
The police chief's decision reportedly came after a comprehensive investigation into the charges, including examination of evidence, consideration of polygraph results, and the attorney general's decision to refrain from filing a criminal indictment because of, among other things, "certain problems with the web of evidence".
Another consideration was the inability to commence disciplinary proceedings because of the statute of limitations.