Organized crime unit closes off area in Brno


Officers from the organized crime unit on Monday secured areas outside a police building which houses the offices of the city’s anti-corruption unit in Brno, the Czech News Agency reported. Four police cars, two vans and two unmarked cars blocked off the street in front of the building, while police, in full gear including balaclavas, formed a perimeter, surprising some passers-by. The spokesman for the anti-corruption police, Jaroslav Ibehej, later stressed that the raid had nothing to do with the police bureau on site, but was an investigation into a violent crime in the area. The spokesman declined to reveal additional details.