Czech Inspector-General prosecuting two police officers for torturing Romani man into a false confession
The Czech General Inspection of Security Forces (GIBS) is currently prosecuting two police officers from the city of České Budějovice. They have been charged with torturing a 32-year-old Romani man, threatening him and forcing him to confess to a crime he did not commit.
News server ČT 24 reported on the case yesterday and it has been confirmed by a spokesperson for the Inspectorate. Radim Dragoun, Chief of Inspections, has commented on the investigation in more detail for Czech Television.
Dragoun said the two officers threatened the handcuffed man, vulgarly abused him, and then physically assaulted him. "The suspect was physically attacked despite being in handcuffs. The officers then continued to threaten him, and on the basis of that treatment he confessed to a crime he had not committed," said the GIBS head.
Inspectors charged the two detectives last week with the felony offense of torture and other inhumane treatment. "Both officers have now been reassigned to administrative duty," the spokesperson for the South Bohemian Police, Jiří Matzner, told news server iROZHLAS.cz
- Czech Police refuse immediate comment about extremist stickers on bus used to transport 280 arrested environmental activists
- Serbia: Romani couple allege police beat them and forced them to confess to insurance fraud after their car was stolen
- Czech Police Inspector-General doesn't know who released video of assault in Duchcov, but DSSS seems to
- Czech Police Inspectorate to reopen case of police brutality in Brno
- Czech Police hiring 1 000 police officers for basic services, cybercrime and extremism
- USA: Passer-by calls police on black man babysitting white children
- Czech Police refute rumors that defecation in public pool was done by Roma - defamatory article sparked a racist wave online
- Slovak court convicts Romani victims of police raid for making allegedly false accusations of brutality
- Czech court acquits police officer, says use of force against Romani harvester was legal, state to appeal
- Slovak appeals court says video of police abuse of Romani children must be admitted into evidence
- Hundreds commemorate Romani victims of WWII-era camp, criticize Czech politicians for Holocaust denial
- Czech media again exaggerate assault incident, promote antigypsyist stereotypes
- Brutal assailant attacks Romani woman in front of her children, Czech Police can't get their stories straight
- Czech police officer who brutally assaulted Romani workers now on trial
- Czech prosecutor indicts shooter for murder, refutes police report that he was responding to victim driving into people
- Czech Police investigating three suspects over death threats against first-graders
Tags:České Budějovice, GIBS, Policie, výhrůžky
Civil society members of Czech Govt Roma Council call on public broadcaster to hold a real debate about Romani issues16.10.2018 10:58
Každý diskutující musí dodržovat PRAVIDLA DISKUZE SERVERU Romea.cz. Moderátoři serveru Romea.cz si vyhrazují právo bez předchozího upozornění skrýt nevhodné příspěvky z diskuse na Romea.cz. Ty pak budou viditelné jen pro vás a vaše přátele na Facebooku. Při opakovaném porušení pravidel mohou moderátoři zablokovat zobrazování vašich příspěvků v diskusích na Romea.cz ostatním uživatelům.