The deputy mayor of Split, Bojan Ivošević, has filed a misdemeanor complaint against Prime Minister Andrej Plenković for insulting and belittling state bodies, specifically President Zoran Milanović. This comes after Ivošević himself was sanctioned by the police earlier in the month and fined 700 euros for a similar violation.
The incident occurred when Ivošević confronted the police while trying to prevent the illegal felling of a tree in Glagoljaška Street in Split, during which he called them “men” and “not normal.” This led to his own sanction, but he is now taking action to see if the police are equally zealous when it comes to other state bodies being insulted and belittled.
Ivošević publicly announced his misdemeanor report against Plenković on Facebook, stating that he believes that Mayor Ante Balov will act in the same way as in similar cases and issue a misdemeanor order against the Prime Minister for his derogatory statements about the President. He hopes that this action will result in similar consequences as his own sanction for similar behavior towards the police.
The deputy mayor filed the misdemeanor complaint at the 2nd police station, citing Plenković’s recent insults towards President Milanović.