Albanian State Police is under heavy criticism from the public and the opposition fort having kept hidden the sexual harassment of a police officer to a 15-year-old girl. The chief of the police station of Malësi e Madhe, northern Albania, had filmed himself while masturbating and had sent the video to the teenage girl, whom he had stalked repeatedly, asking her to get to his car.
The girl’s mother said they went to file a penal lawsuit in the police station, but the chief immediately took her aside and threatened to kill and make them disappear should they continue with the denouncement. The woman added other police effectives witnessed the scene but none of them reacted.
The Democrat Party MP Bardh Spahia said today the incident has been kept hidden by the State Police and the state’s structures.
He appealed to the Interior Minister Sandër Lleshaj to hold responsible the ones that hid incident or to step down from his post.