30. června 2016
With Interior Minister Milan Chovanec’s signature, hardly anything will stand in the way of objectionable restructuring of the Police of the Czech Republic.
The reorganization plan was never discussed with the key actors. Nor has it been preceded by an expert debate in the presence of senior state prosecutors, the Supreme Public Attorney, heads of the ÚOOZ and ÚOKFK, members of the Lower House Security Committees, or other officials concerned and involved in the bid. Moreover, the State Security Council, attended by the Supreme State Attorney and senior public prosecutors as guests, was not presented with details of the planned restructuring effort.
We do not attach much weight to the Minister’s promise that “live” cases in progress will not be unfavourably affected, since the personnel reshuffles, associated with the restructuring effort might eventually frustrate the process of investigation.
In this way, we fear many of the cases under investigation might not be clarified, including the case, supervised by the High Public Prosecutor in Olomouc, which is verifying a body of details indicating that the elimination of the ÚOOZ may be the real purpose of the reorganization.
In light of the reasons indicated above, the members of the Board of Trustees of the Anticorruption Endowment (NFPK) urge Minister of the Interior Milan Chovanec to stand down.
The Anticorruption Endowment is a fully independent initiative by people radically unprepared to accept a high level of corruption in state administration. One of our goals is to help expose corruption in state administration and support projects exposing corruption.
Karel Janeček, Founding Member and Chairman of the NFPK Board of Trustees
Stanislav Bernard, Founding Member and Deputy Chairman of the NFPK Board of Trustees
Jan Kraus, Founding Member and Deputy Chairman of the NFPK Board of Trustees
Radim Jančura, Member of the NFPK Board of Trustees
Karel Randák, Member of the NFPK Board of Trustees
Contact please: Linda Majerová, Director of NFPK, tel.: 734 315 353, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org