Police trade unions welcome appointment of new commissioner

Ljubljana – The two police trade unions have welcomed the appointment of Boštjan Lindav as acting police commissioner, praising him as a top expert and a person of great ethic and professional integrity.

“He is a career police officer who enjoys good reputation among the general public and in particular in police ranks,” SPS trade union stated in a written response.

Armored vehicles and water cannons deployed; tear gas thrown, police arrests VIDEO

Protesters arrived in convoys from all over France, intending to enter the city in defiance of government bans determined to prevent any blockade of the capital.
Paris police have banned "freedom convoys" from entering the city this weekend as hundreds of vehicles set out from across France to block the capital.
Police stopped five hundred vehicles trying to enter Paris.

Wild car chase results in police officers’ slight injuries

Ljubljana/Trojane – The police attempted to stop a 23-year-old Turkish citizen due to speeding on Saturday evening, but he ignored their orders and sped off. Three police officers sustained minor injuries during a car chase that followed. It transpired that the man was transporting a Turkish migrant.

Kangler denies allegations of interference in police work

Ljubljana – The parliamentary commission investigating suspicion of political interference in the work of police interviewed Interior Ministry State Secretary Franc Kangler on Friday. Kangler denied during a four-hour session allegations about his unwarranted interfering in either the work of police or staffing decisions.

Anti-vaxxer ‘Guardians of the Constitution’ handcuff school principal, abduct him, take him to police

Five individuals have been arrested in connection with an incident in Aiginio, Piera, where a junior high school principal was handcuffed by members of the vigilante, anti-vax, self-styled 'Guardians of the Constitution', placed in a car, and driven to a police precinct.

Hojs dismisses allegations of politicisation of police

Ljubljana – Appearing in a telvised current affairs show on Sunday, Interior Minister Aleš Hojs rejected allegations about the police organisation changes being an attempt to politicise the force. Hojs sees the new law as the first step towards a more professional police that would reduce any political impact, whereas the opposition maintains the opposite.