I only hit myself. Ministry publishes documents about Lučanský suicide

After the first incident two weeks before his death, the former police boss asked his lawyer to refute disinformation about his injury.

(Source: TASR, Sme)

The former police chief stumbled on his slipper and injured his eye, then asked his lawyer to refute the disinformation spreading about his injury.

On January 4, the Justice Ministry published part of the documents linked to the case of the death of former Police Corps president Milan Lučanský in custody shortly before the end of last year. The documents also contain records about the circumstances of his suicide.

Related articleA newly-formed commission will look into Lučanský’s suicide Read more 

The ministry has anonymised the documents due to the character of the data they contained, including personal data, before they were made available on the ministry website. The batch does not include medical reports or video recordings. Justice Minister Mária Kolíková stressed these cannot be published due to personal data protection and in order not to mar the ongoing investigation.

The ministry has also published a list of frequently asked questions about the Lučanský case. The publishing of the documents and the efforts to explain the circumstances of the case come after the suicide of the former police chief left many questions unanswered, and sparked a wave of conspiracy theories online.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

News digest: Slovakia records highest number of positive cases since mid-April

Covid spreads mostly in schools. Bratislava ring road stretches to open on Sunday. Slovak water slalom athletes successful at world championships.

4 h
arrested Pavol Ďurka of NAKA specialised team Purgatory heading to Bratislava' district court.

How an anti-team dismantled an elite police team with the help of the secret service

Hints of a possible coalition break-up over rule of law not materialising for now.

21. sep
In this photo taken from video, Slovakia's President Zuzana Čaputová remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at U.N. headquarters.

President to the UN Assembly: Where scientists succeeded, politics is still failing

Zuzana Čaputová recalled the words Pope Francis addressed to Slovak youth during his recent visit to Slovakia.

11 h
Monika Tódová

Charges against Denník N journalists dropped

The decision came after the general prosecutor ordered the regional prosecutor to examine the legitimacy of the charges.

21. sep
Skryť Close ad