PM Tudose won’t sack the Romanian Police chief over the pedophile traffic agent case

PM Mihai Tudose has postponed a decision regarding the dismissal of the Romanian Police chief as requested by Interior Minister Carmen Dan on Tuesday, announcing that he had asked Bogdan Despescu to come up with an action plan in the coming week to remedy the situation prompted by the shocking case of the traffic agent who aggressed two children in an elevator in Bucharest last week.

Further investigations revealed that the traffic police agent Eugen Stan would have been the author of other sexual aggressions on minors.

I talked to Mr. Bogdan Despescu (the chief of the Romanian Police) and he presented me the report. I understood from unofficial sources that the new proposal Catalin Ionita has declined to take over the helm of the Romanian Police and I asked Mr. Despescu to present an action plan in a week to remedy this situation. Yet, the aggressor has been caught within two days,” the prime minister stated at the beginning of the Government sitting.

The head of the Executive met the chief of the Romanian Police Bogdan Despescu on Wednesday after Interior Minister Carmen Dan had asked the premier to sack Despescu over the way the Police had handled the case of the pedophile policeman.

Also before the Gov’t sitting, the premier has met several ministers in his office, while the Interior minister was waiting in the meeting hall, with other colleagues. The sitting began with a 30-minute delay.

Sources told the media that the ministers who met the PM were Marius Nica, Felix Stroe, Florian Bodog and Graţiela Gavrilescu.

Interior Minister Carmen Dan, known as being close to PSD chairman Liviu Dragnea, is said to be at row with PM Tudose, amid growing tensions between Tudose and Dragnea, with the ruling PSD chair eyeing to replace Tudose form the helm of the Gov’t.

On Tuesday, the Interior Minister came out and announced she had sacked the chief of the pedophile agent, and that she had asked the premier to dismiss the Romanian Police chief, as she was discontent with the way the Police had handled this case and maintained the aggressor in the system for so many years.

I see that no chief of this agent hasn’t understood to assume the responsibility and take a step back, and that the aggressor had been maintained in the Police. I found out that psychological tests are not relevant,“ minister Dan said.

She pointed out that agent Eugen Stan was not only the driver of his chief, but he was an operative agent, as he had applied a fine in December 2017.

The minister also accused the police chiefs that she had been informed late about the aggression on the two children.

Their explanations lacked the answer to an essential question, how come no one from service who had responsibilities in knowing the policeman had known about his behavioral disorders,” Carmen Dan said, who also added that Stan’s colleagues used to name him “the rapist’, thus hinting they knew about previous similar charges against him.

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