"I only had three options for how to end my police career. I could either be assassinated or have a misinformation campaign against me that would turn me into a reviled, corrupt policeman on the bottom of society. The third possibility was giving up and leaving early. But I am a person who never gives up. By giving the impulse for my departure, [Interior Minister Robert] Kaliňák helped make up my mind."
Jaroslav Spišiak, the former vice-president of the Slovak Police Presidium, who for many Slovaks has become a symbol of the fight against organised crime