Head of anti-corruption force quits over dispute with state attorney

The head of the Czech police’s anti-corruption force, Tomáš Martinec, has announced that he is to quit the post next month. He is stepping down in the wake of a public dispute with the high state attorney, Lenka Bradáčová, who has said that the anti-corruption force was preparing a fabricated case against her. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Officer Martinec said his department was working well but that the recent media coverage had discredited that work. The police president, Martin Červíček, said he had behaved like a man by placing the interests of the police above his own personal interests.

Author: Ian Willoughby