Following the procedures of control of the legality and regularity of the work of the Communal Police the Ombudsman conducted in regard to the body’s treatment of the "Istinomer" website’s team of journalists on 25 September 2015 and of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK)’s team of journalists on 21 October 2015 , the Ombudsman sent a public recommendation for the dismissal of Nikola Ristić ,the Chief of Communal Police of the City of Belgrade. A public recommendation was sent due to an established responsibility for violations of the rights of citizens who have caused damage on a large scale and due to repeated refusal of cooperation with the Ombudsman in control procedures.
The Ombudsman found there were drawbacks in the way the Communal Police of the City of Belgrade treated KRIK’s team of journalists on 21 October 2015, the most significant of which related to the illegal seizure of objects and deleting images from the camera. The Chief of Municipal Police unlawfully prevented the recording of treatment given by the Communal police, while giving false information about the seizure of items during control procedure, which is in apparent contradiction with the content of audio-video recording of the event available to the public.