Panel to convene in March to consider whether to cut sentence of former president of Israel by one-third, although he has yet to express regret after four years in prison.
Under Roni Alsheich's auspices, only two senior positions will be filled by men from outside the police force, and some controversial commanders are being allowed to remain in their posts.
Partial lifting of gag order reveals police searching for Nashat Melhem in northern Israel, West Bank border while confirming he killed taxi driver after shooting attack.
Police say Mayor Itamar Shimoni may have taken bribes from contractors and committed sex offenses against a number of women.
Five others also arrested, including relatives and friends of the suspect; police chief makes first public statements on manhunt, urges Tel Aviv residents to calm down.
Commissioner Alsheich, whose forces are still searching for the Tel Aviv gunman, says his policy it to 'minimize talk' about the investigation.
Wealthy and charismatic Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto had sought leniency vis-a-vis 1-year jail term, now set to begin next month.
Ahmed Khatib, 20, told his father he wants to commit an act of violence against Israelis, before driving from East Jerusalem to the central Israeli city.
After prisoner flees hospital room under noses of Nitzan Prison guards, panel punishes them, says warden must wait for 3 years before running another jail.
Investigation into financial improprieties at prime minister's residences continues.