Former Police Chief Gaspar Working as Advisor at Interior Ministry

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former Police Corps president Tibor Gaspar (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, August 17 (TASR) – Former Police Corps president Tibor Gaspar started working for the Interior Ministry as of the beginning of August, the ministry’s spokesman Petar Lazarov has confirmed for TASR.

“Tibor Gaspar has been employed as an advisor in the field of legislation and socially excluded communities,” said Lazarov, adding that Gaspar isn’t a full-time employee of the ministry.

Following the murders of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, Gaspar’s dismissal was one of the demands made at the spring anti-government protests ‘For a Decent Slovakia’. However, the former Police Corps president refused to step down. Then interior minister Tomas Drucker (a Smer-SD nominee) failed to oust him either, but following Drucker’s resignation, Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD), who was temporarily tasked with managing the Interior Ministry, announced that Gaspar would leave his post in late May. Subsequently, new Interior Minister Denisa Sakova (Smer-SD) announced that Gaspar’s successor would be Milan Lucansky.