Policeman suspected of blackmailing businessman

A policeman and two civilians in České Budějovice are suspected of having blackmailed a businessman. The police officer reportedly demanded half a million crowns from the man in exchange for getting rid of the record he said the police were keeping on him. The general inspection of the police force arrested the officer on Friday just after he received one of the payments. One of the suspects is also believed to have strafed the businessman’s car with a machine gun.