The 55-year-old father of four was found by Magen David Adom paramedics in his vehicle in Rechov Emek Ha’ela, with a bullet through his heart.
A week ago, Channel 10 reported that the Police Internal Investigations Department was looking into claims that Bracha had given information about cases to suspects.
The department said that after looking into the matter it would decide whether or not to open an investigation against him.
Associates of Bracha said that he had recently been in a very negative emotional state due to media reports and accusations of wrongdoing in the well-publicized Pinto case.
A senior police officer told Walla that the force blamed the media for his death.
“You killed him with the reports and the leaks,” the unnamed officer said. “Words kill.”
Bracha, a key figure in the complex bribery scandal, testified that he had been offered a bribe in return for information about an investigation into a charity fund.
While it had been insisted that Bracha had taken the money, the police officer claimed he had reported the incident rather than accept the bribe.