Police on the Beat Get Beaten
The two police officers who were recently caught on CCTV not intervening to a street brawl in which a Bratislava lawyer was beaten up by a group who were familiar with the officers could end up with a jail sentence.
The Ministry of Interior is looking to make an example of the two officers who attended a scene in Zemianske Sady, and so they could end up with sentences of between two and five years.
Charges are now being pressed by the Inspectorate at the ministry on charges of abusing public power, because apart from not intervening, they let all the attackers go free afterwards and were on first name terms with them. The members of the group, which had initially come to harass someone else, had criminal backgrounds.
Interior minister Daniel Lipsic jumped on the opportunity to show how nobody was above the law, and that just because someone was friendly with the police, they should not get away with it, whether it is politicians, business people or whoever.