Tomáš Tuhý named head of Czech police force

The Czech police force has a new head after Interior Minister Milan Chovanec named Tomáš Tuhý police president on Saturday. Mr. Chovanec announced the appointment on a debate show on Czech Television on Sunday. Officer Tuhý, who had been deputy police chief, was selected by an expert commission and the minister had previously said he would abide by its decision. The post had been vacant since the removal of Martin Červíček, who briefly “shared” it with Petr Lessy after the latter had been dismissed but then reinstated.