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15th August, 2019

Police chief resigns following scandal

A sound recording has been made public in which the chief of police in Karcag, Zoltán Teleki, tells officers not to punish doctors because then they would not get check-ups and visits without having to wait their turn.

The recording in which the chief reminds his police officers of the possibilities of special treatment was first sent to Index. The recording was broadcast by RTL Klub a few days later.

A police officer had issued a fine to the head of the local Kátai Gábor Hospital for parking in a spot reserved for the handicapped.

“Find out who the car belongs to first,” rather than risk losing medical favours, Teleki said in the recording.

Teleki resigned, effective August 15. His resignation was accepted by the Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county police chief.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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