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        9/14/2012, Elul 27, 5772

      Danino: Tougher Punishment for Hit-and-Run Convictions


      Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino called, Friday, for courts to be very stringent when issuing sentences against drivers convicted for hit-and-run offenses as a deterrent to the problem. Interviewed by Kol Yisrael government radio to sum up the Jewish year, he said he intends to recruit 2,500 officers over the next five years to put more traffic cops on the nation's roads.

      Danino said he intends to change procedures that allow the public safety minister to become involved in the appointment of senior police officers. He noted that there is a decline in corruption. Against the backdrop of only one of three corruption cases against former prime minister Ehud Olmert resulting in convictions, the former chief of investigations said he would do things the same way and make the same recommendations.