Trial in policeman’s death kicks off. Ex-Interior minister Oprea charged with manslaughter

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Bucharest Tribunal has ordered on Monday the start of the trial in the case in which former Interior minister Gabriel Oprea is charged with manslaughter in the road accident that led to the death of traffic policeman Bogdan Gigina.

At the same time, the court ordered trial against General MPM Impex company and its owner Petre Mazilu also for manslaughter.

The ruling is not final though and ca be challenged.

In May 2018, former Deputy Premier and Interior Minister, Gabriel Oprea, was arraigned for manslaughter in the policeman Bogdan Gigina’s death file, after the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) had concluded investigation in this case.

Bogdan Gigina died in a car accident while leading the former Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea’s motorcade in the autumn of 2015. His bike crashed into a poorly flagged pothole on a rainy evening.

The prosecutors have investigated this case for more than two years.

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