Dismissed police chief to contest his sacking

The dismissed police chief, Martin Červíček believes his sacking by the interior minister was unlawful, and he will contest it, Mr Červíček told reporters on Wednesday. The police president was sacked on Tuesday after his predecessor, Petr Lessy, was cleared of charges of abuse of power and returned to the post. Mr Červíček however said the official reason given by the outgoing interior minister was only a pretext while the real grounds for his sacking was a clash with the minister over how the police’s anti-corruption unit should be run.

Author: Jan Richter