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Minister Tusk waived his immunity.  "I did it right away"

Minister Adam Szłapka waived his immunity. He announced his decision on the X platform.

On Friday, June 14, the Minister for European Union Affairs, Adam Szłapka, waived his immunity. As he emphasized, in this way he fulfilled his earlier declaration. “As announced, today I waived my immunity. I did it immediately after receiving the appropriate letter from the Speaker of the Sejm,” he wrote on X (former Twitter). The request to waive the MP’s immunity was submitted in connection with an event that took place last year.

MP Szłapka hit a cyclist

On April 24 last year, the leader of Nowoczesna, Adam Szłapka, hit a 16-year-old cyclist with his car. The accident occurred in Saska Kępa in Warsaw, and the injured party suffered moderate damage to her health – a head injury and a fracture of the nasal bones.

On Thursday, June 13, the spokesman for the Prosecutor General, prosecutor Anna Adamiak, announced that during the preparatory proceedings, supervised by the Warsaw-Praga Południe District Prosecutor’s Office in Warsaw, evidence was collected sufficiently justifying the suspicion that Szłapka had committed an offense under Art. 177 pairs 1 of the Penal Code.

“Whoever, violating, even unintentionally, the rules of safety in land, water or air traffic, unintentionally causes an accident in which another person suffered bodily injuries specified in Art. 157 § 1, shall be punishable by imprisonment for up to 3 years. The evidence includes: a court-medical opinion and an expert expert in the field of automotive technology and accident reconstruction, which justify the suspicion that the Member of Parliament “unintentionally violated the safety rules,” says the provision.

The cyclist hit by Szłapka suffered bodily injuries that impaired her body functions for a period of more than 7 days. It is possible to hold a member of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland criminally liable after obtaining the prior consent of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland (pursuant to Article 7b, sections 1 and 4 of the Act on the exercise of the mandate of a deputy or senator).

Szłapka kept his word

Earlier, Prosecutor General Adam Bodnar submitted to the Sejm a request for consent to bring Adam Szłapka criminally liable. In an interview with PAP, the MP explained that the Speaker of the Sejm, Szymon Hołownia, had to formally examine the application and send him a letter asking whether he would waive his immunity. Szłapka assured that this would happen as soon as he received it.

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