This is indeed a great family drama, except that the fierce investigation of justice in a situation where the victim’s son is both a minister and a prosecutor general is the main problem, assessed Professor Ewa Łętowska in “One na one”, referring to the state’s actions in on the death of the father of Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro. – We are dealing here with a situation in which zeal, diligence, ostentatious readiness to deal with the matter is redundant – she added.
TVN24’s “Black and white” reporter Marta Gordziewicz in her reports “Operacja Ziobro” and “Pastwo Ziobro” showed the activities of the investigators in connection with the death (in 2006) of the father of the current justice minister. The case was dismissed twice by an independent from Zbigniew Ziobro the prosecutor’s office. When PIS seized power, both the prosecutor’s office, already supervised by Ziobro, and the prosecutor’s office Ministry of Justice.
Professor Łętowska: The ostentatious readiness to deal with the matter is excessive
The professor referred to the case in “One on One”. Ewa Łętowskaa retired judge of the Constitutional Tribunal and the first Ombudsman. – This is indeed a great family drama (…), only that the situation of such a fierce pursuit of justice in a situation where the victim’s son is both a minister and prosecutor general is the main problem – she assessed.
– We have in the Code of Administrative Procedure, which of course does not apply here, a provision that says what happens when there is a suspicion that a person who is supposed to adjudicate an issue administratively as a body is involved in this situation – noted the professor , however, emphasizing that “we do not have the appropriate regulations” for situations such as those of Minister Ziobro. “There’s a bit of decency and a bit of custom here,” she added.
The professor noted that “every administration, every authority has certain characteristics regarding the psychology of the minister’s subordinates”. – I do not even question that the prosecutor’s office may not get an impulse from the minister to behave in the right way, but she will do something obliging herself – said Łętowska.
– If an ordinary man comes and says: “I have suffered a great harm, therefore investigate properly”, the prosecutor’s office says that everything is fine. And here we are dealing with a situation where zeal, diligence, ostentatious readiness to deal with the matter is redundant – she pointed out.
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