Police president under pressure from interior minister


Police president Petr Lessy is under increasing pressure from Interior Minister Jan Kubice who is questioning the manner in which the police president was selected for the post. Lessy was appointed to the post by a special committee set up by Mr. Kubice’s predecessor Radek John of Public Affairs whose party recently joined the opposition. Since there is no mechanism under which the police president can be recalled, Mr. Kubice is casting doubt on the selection process which brought him to office. The opposition Social Democvrats say this is a dangerous procedure since it might cast doubt on the validity of the decisions Mr. Lessy made in office.