PM slams police president for ill-considered remarks

Prime Minister Petr Nečas has slammed police president Petr Lessy for attacking his superior in an interview for the daily Pravo. The prime minister said that the accusations made were not only ill-considered but totally unacceptable if the police president did not produce evidence to back them up. In an interview for Friday’s edition of Pravo Mr. Lessy said the interior minister had resorted to blackmail in an effort to get him to resign. Interior Minister Jan Kubice is reportedly considering filing charges of slander against him. Although Petr Lessy said later his words had been distorted the paper promptly produced a tape to prove that this was not the case. Relations between Mr. Lessy and the prime minister have been strained after the police president accused politicians of putting pressure on detectives investigating sensitive cases involving corruption in high places.