GIBS: Police not responsible for death of Romani man in Teplice

According to a report by the General Inspectorate of the Security Forces (GIBS), the police was not responsible for the death of a Romany man in Teplice last year.

The 46-year-old man collapsed on the pavement shortly after police restrained him by kneeling on his neck and died in an ambulance shortly after.

The report concluded that the procedure was not proven to be related to the man's death; the cause of his death was a heavy overdose.

The incident, which happened in the town of Teplice in June of last year, made international headlines, with comparisons between the Romany man’s death and that of George Floyd in the United States.

Author: Ruth Fraňková