Israel’s highest-ranking Arab Muslim police officer has resigned, according to a statement Monday.
The resignation comes a week after a video emerged showing the officer tripping over the body of a stabbing victim when leaving the scene of a crime in 2020.
Maj. Gen. Gamal Hakroosh, 64, was appointed deputy commissioner in 2016 to lead outreach efforts toward Israel’s Arab minority.
Hakroosh was visiting a factory office in his hometown of Kfar Qana on business when a fight broke out between two men.
One man stabbed the other in the chest.
Security camera footage shows Hakroosh walking down a stairwell and tripping over the stabbed man before heading out the door.
He ignored the assailant who was barricaded in another room and did not provide first aid to the victim, Haaretz reported.
Public Security Minister Omer Barlev thanked Hakroosh for his 44 years of service and said his resignation was appropriate.
Police continue to investigate the incident.