Head of police oversight agency quits

The head of the General Inspectorate of the Security Forces, Michal Murín, has announced his resignation from the post at the end of April.

Mr. Murín, who has been under pressure from Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to resign, said that although he had done nothing illegal or unethical his continued presence at the head of the inspectorate would undoubtedly throw a negative light on its work.

Prime Minister Babiš has pushed for Murín’s resignation, saying he had lost faith in the official. Mr. Murín said earlier that the prime minister had told him that if he quit he would avoid being embroiled in a scandal.

Murín said on the inspectorate’s web page that he was leaving the force after 36 years of service and had always performed his duties to the best of his abilities.