Police officer found not-guilty of stealing bread roll

A police officer on Friday won a three year long court battle to clear his name after being accused of stealing a bread roll worth six crowns in Kaufland. The officer was accused of having eaten the roll as he did his shopping and a member of Kaufland’s security took a picture of him doing so on his mobile phone. One of the most bizarre cases in the Czech judiciary dragged for three years with witnesses providing conflicting accounts, until the Supreme Administrative Court finally issued a not-guilty verdict on Friday, saying there was insufficient proof the officer in question had stolen a roll and eaten the evidence before he got to the cash-desk. The reason why the case came to court in the first place is that the officer’s superior fined him, cutting his salary for two months, for the alleged theft.