Advisory commission recommends Červíček’s dismissal

An advisory commission to the interior minister which was asked to provide a legal stand on who should rightly head the police presidium has recommended the dismissal of Police President Martin Červíček. The commission concluded that Martin Červíček’s appointment to office following the sacking of his predecessor Petr Lessy was in violation of the law. Lessy was sacked after being charged with libel, but he was later cleared by the courts which recently prompted outgoing Interior Minister Martin Pecina to reinstate Mr. Lessy to his former position, effectively creating two heads for the police force. Mr. Lessy remains technically on leave, leaving the reigns to his successor, but neither man has shown a willingness to leave the post.