Malta Police Chief Quits After Criticism Over Journalist’s Murder

www.oann.com | 1/17/2020 | Staff
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VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta’s police chief has quit following criticism of his handling of the investigation into the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

New Prime Minister Robert Abela announced Lawrence Cutajar’s resignation as police commissioner at a news conference on Friday, four days after he took office with a pledge to strengthen the rule of law on the Mediterranean island.

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“In his resignation letter, Mr Cutajar wrote that the appointment of a new prime minister demanded change so that necessary reforms to the (police) force could start taking place,” Abela said, praising Cutajar for his work.

Cutajar was appointed by Abela’s predecessor, Joseph Muscat, who stepped down after criticism over Caruana Galizia’s 2017 murder and after the middleman in the murder plot linked people in Muscat’s inner circle to attempts at an alleged cover-up.

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Police have charged three men suspected of planting the car bomb that killed Caruana Galizia, and a fourth suspected of masterminding the killing.

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