The Democratic Party and its general secretary, Gazment Bardhi, who filed the charges, accuse State Police of official misconduct during the demonstrations organized by opposition parties in February and March. According to the Democratic Party, “by engaging in such unlawful actions, police were not trying to apply the law, but prevent the holding of the demonstration”. These are some of the arguments provided by Tirana Prosecutor’s Office while pressing charges against Interior Minister Sander Lleshaj and State Police. Meanwhile, an inquest is expected to start on the actions carried out by police during the opposition’s protests. The Democratic Party’s General Secretary is expected to appear at the Prosecutor’s Office at the start of the week to provide further details on this matter.
On the other hand, State Police has also pressed criminal charges against him and other political figures of the Democratic Party for violent acts against police officers during the demonstrations.