Romania: PM's decision on police chief exposes govt tensions
January 10 at 9:34 AM
BUCHAREST, Romania â" Romaniaâs premier has deflected a demand from his interior minister to immediately fire the police chief over the case of a traffic officer arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing two children.
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose on Wednesday gave General Inspector of the Romanian Police Bogdan Despescu a week to present a report about the officer who is suspected of molesting a 5-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy in an elevator.
Tudoseâs decision to not back Interior Minister Carmen Danâs public call for Despescuâs dismissal on Tuesday shines a light on political tensions within the ruling Social Democratic Party.
The 45-year-old officer was detained Monday following a three-day manhunt after CCTV images showing the alleged abuse were broadcast.
Police say the officer confessed to the abuse.
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