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Local Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Criticism for Discriminative Practices

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.14.

Zoltán Teleki, the police chief of eastern Hungary’s Karcag, has resigned from his post, reported on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, opposition Jobbik demanded Teleki’s removal over press reports that he had instructed his staff not to impose traffic fines on employees of the local hospital.

Jobbik Demands Removal of Local Police Chief Who Instructed Officers Favouring Certain People

According to a recently leaked recording, the police chief said that officers should “differentiate” when fining offenders or else they would risk losing preferential treatment at the hospital. Jobbik insisted that Teleki’s practices would “undermine public confidence in the police and health care”.

Featured photo illustration by Csaba Krizsán/MTI