The head of the General Police Directorate of the Municipality of Bucharest, Bogdan Berechet, announced on Friday evening that he has ordered the discharge from the position of police officer who fatally injured a 13-year-old girl on a pedestrian crossing, emphasizing that the Bucharest Police did not try "to hide this event for a second".
"Regarding the tragic event that took place yesterday, the police, together with the case prosecutor, immediately started investigations to clarify the situation as soon as possible and to order the legal measures. Following the evidence administered, the case prosecutor ordered the judicial control measure for 60 days. Given the measure ordered by the prosecutor in the case, according to the Statute of the police officer, as Chief of the Bucharest Police, I ordered the discharge from the position of the policeman," Berechet said.
He clarified the information circulated in the public space according to which the spokesperson for the capital city's
Police had erroneously transmitted the fact that the policeman was on a mission, and the prosecutor who made statements on Friday stated the opposite.
"I would like to clarify this situation, namely the fact that the police officers are on a mission as long as they are during the program. The prosecutor's statements referred to the fact that the investigation revealed that the policeman was not on an urgent mission. Bucharest Police transmitted today, around 17.00, a response to the request of the Prosecutor's Office attached to the District 1 Court through which we informed that the policeman was on a mission, carrying out specific police activities. The Prosecutor's Office informed the public that the police officer was not on a special mission to call for an emergency or to justify the use of light signals. The investigation carried out by the case prosecutor will provide all the details for a quick clarification of the situation. Not for a second did someone try to cover up this event. On the contrary, I believe that we are the first to be interested in solving the case and ordering the legal measures", said Berechet, Agerpres informs.