Police Chief: Probes of Netanyahu in ‘Final Stages’

Incoming Israeli Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich meets with President Reuven Rivlin (unseen) at the presidential compound in Jerusalem on December 3, 2015. Alsheich, the former deputy chief of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), officially took up his duties as Israel's new police commissioner following a ceremony in which he …

The Times of Israel reports: Police Chief Roni Alsheich (pictured) said Monday that both ongoing corruption investigations into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were nearing completion, as the prime minister was questioned by police for the fourth time in one of the probes.

“We will be finished soon,” Alsheich told reporters at a swearing-in ceremony for Israel’s new fire chief. “There have been some constraints, but we are in the final stages. After we complete our obligations, we will update the public when we make our official recommendations.”

Alsheich did not elaborate on what the “constraints” the investigations have faced, but police in recent weeks have reportedly said their work had been repeatedly delayed by Netanyahu’s busy schedule and time spent abroad, as well as their difficulty reaching persons of interest in the case.

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