Slovakia’s police chief to resign in slain reporter case

Slovakia’s nationwide police chief will resign following road protests in opposition to him because the nation struggles with a political disaster triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.

Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini says Tibor Gaspar will step down Might 31 to calm tensions within the small European Union nation.

The Feb. 21 taking pictures deaths of reporter Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova sparked giant road protests that compelled former Prime Minister Robert Fico’s three-party coalition authorities to step down.

Kuciak was investigating doable widespread authorities corruption and ties with Italian mobsters.

A brand new authorities was appointed, however it was made up of similar three events and the road protests continued.

The protesters, backed by President Andrej Kiska, have demanded an impartial investigation into the slayings and Gaspar’s dismissal.

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