We will introduce clear and demonstrative traffic control in order to reduce accidents, says the chief secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs About the murder of Alexei Petrov: We have two versions that cumulate many sub-versions
I defend and stand behind every legitimate action of colleagues. Bulgarian police officers need self-confidence as guardians of order, Chief Commissioner Zhivko Kotsev said on Nova TV. This is how he commented on the case a week ago, in which a police officer shot an 18-year-old boy during a chase after a robbery, in which the boy died.
According to Kotsev, his colleague took advantage of the hypothesis – there was a chase, disobedience of a uniformed officer, a warning about shots being fired.
It is reprehensible of him that he carried his personal weapon. Since 2015, police officers have been performing their official duties with service weapons. However, there is a discussion on the admission of personal weapons as well, explained the chief secretary. He stated that there was an investigation to see what necessitated the carrying of a personal weapon.
Our employees fulfilled their duties according to the regulation – they took care to save the young man’s life. There are no reports of other injured citizens. The accomplices of the dead boy have been arrested – their crime was not harmless. I don’t have data on imminent protection. The inspection will be completed very soon, added Chief Commissioner Kotsev.
I define the assassination of Alexei Petrov as tactical and legal complexity due to his complex biography. There are two versions – reasons related to personal life or business and private activity. However, they accumulate many subversions.
This attempt was very well prepared and the right moment was chosen. His security went through the lie detector and there are no loopholes. He’s been moving like this for months. Media interpretations are the connection between the murder of Kuro, Alexey Petrov and the return of Vasil Bozhkov. We do not find a causal relationship.
Serious road trauma causes unrest in society. I will insist on clear and visible traffic control – colleagues to be outside the cars, to help the participants in the flow – there must be demonstrative and systematic control, uncompromising towards aggressive drivers and the use of alcohol and drugs. The cases of pre-trial proceedings for seizing cars were 438 in August, so far in September there are 138 – so the measure is working.
We will propose that 0.5% be the alcohol drive threshold, then a criminal record. An expert group will propose strict restrictions. I personally advocate the opinion that one should not get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or drugs.
The speeding check of the police chief in Plovdiv has ended, the decision on whether he will be released will be made by the minister.