Police presidency stalemate set to continue as Červíček refuses to go

04-12-2013

Police President Martin Červíček is refusing to step down, despite the reinstatement of his predecessor. The Czech Republic has had two police chiefs since Tuesday, when Petr Lessy was returned to the position by the minister of the interior, Martin Pecina. Mr. Lessy had been removed by the previous interior minister. However, a Prague court ruled that criminal charges of abuse of office and slander leveled against him were unfounded, paving the way for his reinstatement. Mr. Lessy is on holiday, awaiting the resolution of the situation.