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Police officer gets ministerial award

INTERIOR Minister Daniel Lipšic has awarded police officer Ľudmila Nováková who was reported to have been verbally abused by former MP Ján Slota, the leader of the Slovak National Party (SNS), in the spring of 2009, the Sme daily reported.

INTERIOR Minister Daniel Lipšic has awarded police officer Ľudmila Nováková who was reported to have been verbally abused by former MP Ján Slota, the leader of the Slovak National Party (SNS), in the spring of 2009, the Sme daily reported.

Officer Nováková, while on duty as a guard at the parliament parking garage, refused to admit a driver who said he had come to pick up Slota but did not hold the necessary permission to enter.



Slota then came to the garage himself where, Sme reported, he proceeded to swear at Nováková, abusing her with a range of profanities including calling her a c***. He demanded her name, which she refused to provide, and only gave him her police officer’s identification number. After the incident Nováková wrote up a report of the incident and submitted it to her superiors.

Subsequently, she was fined with a 10-percent salary cut, equalling about €100, by her superior due to the fact that she had showed her report to unauthorised persons.

“I would like to make up for the sanction. I believe she should have it substituted and I have already informed her superior about this,” Lipšic said as quoted by the daily. Nováková still works as a police officer but is no longer assigned to the parliamentary guard unit.


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