Criminal law

Thousands mourn George Floyd as accused officer appears in court

Thousands of mourners filed past George Floyd's coffin on June 8 ahead of the African-American's funeral in his native Houston as a court set bail at $1 million for the white officer charged with his murder in a case that has sparked once-in-a-generation protests against police brutality.    

A Man Wanted by Interpol is Detained in Sofia

During a specialized police operation conducted on June 4 by officers of the Search Sector, a 38-year-old man was found and detained in the capital. He has been declared wanted by a European arrest warrant, and a red bulletin has been issued by Interpol for his detention at the request of the authorities in Athens, Greece. 

47 Arrests in Varna Today

In the course of a specialized police operation conducted today in the Varna region, under the supervision of the prosecutor's office, the police from Varna revealed a total of eight crimes - for making and distributing counterfeit money, for producing drugs for distribution, for theft, for illegal connection to the electricity transmission network, for driving a motor vehicle after drug use an

Bulgaria: The Detained Deputy Minister of Ecology Remains in Custody

The specialized criminal court has left in custody the Deputy Minister of Ecology Krassimir Zhivkov and four other people accused of being an organized criminal group for importing waste, BNT reports. According to media reports, one of them is the businessman Atanas Bobokov. The decision is subject to appeal within 3 days. One of the accused was placed under house arrest.

"Either that pedophile politician exists and we'll arrest him, or there isn't any"

He told Prva TV that since 2013, all proceedings in the investigation of criminal acts have been conducted by the Prosecutor's Office.
"Since October 2013, the investigation and the criminal procedure are solely in the hands of the prosecution. The prosecutor must initiate the procedure," he said.

Thermal cameras to be deployed at courthouses to screen for fevers: Justice minister

Courthouses in Turkey will start using thermal cameras at their entrances to screen for fevers to prevent anyone potentially infected with the coronavirus from entering the premises, Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül said on May 29 as the country's judiciary is set to resume its work as part of its normalization phase.

Traffic Police crack down on motoring violations

A crackdown by the Traffic Police between May 18 and 24 resulted in hundreds of offenses being recorded across Greece.
A total of 934 police units stopped 13,239 vehicles in different parts of the country during that period and issued 1,592 tickets to motorcyclists not wearing helmets and another 390 fines to motorists who had parked on access ramps for the disabled.

Project to recover memory of political detainees who participated in restoration works of Constanta Casino

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) announced on Tuesday that it will start a large project to recover the memory of former political prisoners who participated in the rehabilitation of the Constanta Casino in the early 1950s.