Former head of police squad for fighting organized crime plans to enter high politics

The former head of the Police Squad for Fighting Organized Crime (ÚOOZ), Robert Šlachta has announced he is establishing a new political movement, called The Oath, with which he plans to compete in the parliamentary elections in October.

Mr. Šlachta, who has written a book about his years fighting corruption in the highest echelons of power, said he had taken out a loan in order to finance the campaign and the establishment of the movement. Among his supporters are some of his  former collaborators from the special police squad.

Regarding the movement’s policy program,  Mr. Šlachta said he did not want to increase taxes or the retirement age; he wants affordable health care and a consistent solution to migration issues. He said that his aim was to focus on economic crime, restore specialized police units and set up specialized courts.