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Minister of Interior: I take responsibility by solving the police crisis

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The Minister of Interior Linda Murniece

I take full responsibility by solving the crisis situation currently at the police, the Minister of Interior comments upon the recent tragical events in a town of Latvia Jekabpils, at the same time dismissing the opinion she should resign.

I am paid exactly for solving such situations – Latvia faces crisis situations daily. It’s not the first, not the last one, she told Latvijas Radio.

She believes the armed robbery attack to a gambling venue is not a consequence of low salaries in the police, as the policemen taking the bullets are paid the same as the ones shooting.

The Minister told they are to seriously reconsider the system of hiring new employees at the police. She also neglects the fact the robbers might have made use of operational information.

Murniece thinks more attention should be turned to the fact it is the first time of such a fast detention of criminals, where no residents are hurt.

Similarly the Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis believes Murniece should not resign, but make use of all resources available to her to reconsider the system of hiring new employees at the State Police to prevent such people taking up the profession they are not worthy of.

The Minister has to put serious effort to prevent repetition of such situations, Dombrovskis told LNT broadcast 900 sekundes, when asked what should happen for Murniece to resign.


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