Local Hungarian Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of Criticism For Discriminative Practices

  • 15 Aug 2019 8:16 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Local Hungarian Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of Criticism For Discriminative Practices
Zoltán Teleki, the police chief of eastern Hungary’s Karcag, has resigned from his post, police.hu reported.

On Tuesday, conservative Jobbik demanded Teleki’s removal over press reports that he had instructed his staff not to impose traffic fines on employees of the local hospital.

According to a recently leaked recording, the police chief said that officers should “differentiate” when fining offenders or else they would risk losing preferential treatment at the hospital.

Jobbik insisted that Teleki’s practices would “undermine public confidence in the police and health care”.
 

MTI Photo of Police Office In Karcag: Czeglédi Zsolt

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