Interior minister briefs president on legal hurdle of two police chiefs

President Milos Zeman met with Interior Minister Martin Pecina on Thursday to discuss the situation in the police force in the wake of a development that has left the country with two police presidents. The former head of the force Petr Lessy was reinstated by the interior minister earlier this month after being cleared of criminal charges while the man who succeeded him in office, Martin Cervicek, refuses to give up his post. Minister Pecina, who has been criticized for not leaving the decision in the hands of the country’s next cabinet, said he would proceed within the bounds of the law to resolve the matter.