Parliamentary committee on police reform hearing evidence from former high-ranking chief

18-08-2016

A Parliamentary committee set up to investigate a controversial reorganization of the police force is hearing evidence from the former head of the Ostrava squad for fighting organized crime Jiří Komárek. Mr. Komárek was one of six high ranking police officers who left the force in protest against the overhaul. He openly accused police president Tomáš Tuhý of leaking information from ongoing investigations and backed the former head of the national squad for fighting organized crime Robert Šlachta’s claim that high placed members of the force had links to the criminal underworld. The committee has already heard evidence from Robert Šlachta and from the high state prosecutor Ivo Ištvan.