Policeman fired over traffic accident involving Bulgarian president’s father

A police officer in the town of Harmanli has been fired in connection with his conduct after a collision involving Georgi Radev, the father of Bulgarian President Roumen Radev, and a man in a motorised wheelchair.

On August 17, a Mercedes driven by Georgi Radev (81) entered a traffic circle and collided with the motorised wheelchair in which Stefan Todorov was travelling.

The police officer, Mitko Stankov, fined Todorov. According to reports, Georgi Radev was not sanctioned, after the intervention of a local leader of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party, Mihail Liskov.

Roumen Radev is in office on a ticket that was backed by the BSP.

The incident was not included in the regular police bulletin. News of it, along with video, emerged only on August 25.

Bulgarian National Radio reported that an investigation by the Interior Ministry inspectorate had established that Stankov had acted wrongly by fining the victim.

Also sanctioned were four other police officers who were present at the scene, the report said.



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