Police chiefs charged in Olomouc scandal to be suspended from office

The two high-ranking police officers who were charged with corruption on Thursday along with the governor of Olomouc and an influential local entrepreneur will be suspended from office, the Police Presidium said in a statement on Friday. The deputy head of the Olomouc regional police force Karel Kadlec the head of the region’s police department for economic crime Radek Petruj are believed to have been part of a powerful corruption ring in the region and are suspected of having covered up dubious tenders and financial irregularities. They have been charged with abuse of office and bribery.