Babiš: Dispute over police units merger biggest coalition crisis yet

ANO chief Andrej Babiš says a dispute surrounding planned changes in the police force is the most serious crisis the coalition government has faced to date. The head of the organised crime unit, Robert Šlachta, resigned on Friday in protest at plans to merge his squad with the force’s anti-corruption unit. ANO says the move is political and its minister of justice, Robert Pelikán, has threatened to quit over the matter. Coalition leaders the Social Democrats back the move and the party’s minister of the interior, Milan Chovance, says Mr. Šlachta’s resignation is political.