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He asked the tourist's Instagram, the officer in Lezha is suspended

He asked the tourist's Instagram, the officer in Lezha is suspended

An officer in Lezha has been suspended after using inappropriate language with a German tourist.

According to the police, the inspector R. Xh., and his colleagues from the Road Department have established that the tourist was driving with one of the vehicle's lights on.

After communicating the reason for the detention, the police services found that the citizen did not know Albanian and therefore they communicated with her through Google Translate. After taking a photo with the tourist, the police searched her Instagram.

Notification:

Regarding the unprofessional behavior, during the performance of duty, of the Traffic Police employee in the Lezhë Local Police Directorate, inspector R. Xh., during communication with a German citizen, the Directorate of Professional Standards in the General Directorate of the State Police immediately suspended the police officer and initiated disciplinary proceedings against him.

Meanwhile, the General Director of the State Police has ordered the immediate transfer of this police officer from the Traffic Police Sector to another State Police structure.

Also, we clarify that the Police employee, in terms of the implementation of the legal procedure for the detected violation, acted in accordance with the law, specifically:

On 10.06.2024, at the intersection of Tales, the Police services stopped the vehicle driven by the German citizen J. Ë., after finding that it was driving with one of the vehicle's lights on. After communicating the reason for the detention, the police services found that the citizen did not know Albanian and therefore they communicated with her through Google Translate. For the offense committed (driving with visual technical defects), provided by article 79 of the Highway Code, citizen J. Ë. was punished with an administrative measure of 1000 ALL.

The foreign citizen agreed to pay the administrative measure immediately (in hand) and therefore, in accordance with Article 205 of the Highway Code, the administrative measure was halved to 500 ALL. These actions are documented with the administrative measure sheet and with the collection mandate for the payment made.

The Local Directorate of the Lezhë Police invites citizens and the media to report any illegality they encounter to the number 112, guaranteeing an immediate and professional response.

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