Poland's justice minister resigns over gun license doubts

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Posted: Apr 30, 2015 10:15 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Justice Minister Cezary Grabarczyk has resigned over doubts concerning the legality of his gun permit.

He is the first minister to leave the Cabinet of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, which took office in September and will be face a parliamentary election this fall.

Last week Grabarczyk was questioned by prosecutors over his license for a personal gun that he obtained from a police unit in Lodz that is under investigation on suspicion its officers issued permits to VIPs without proper checks.

Grabarczyk said he is innocent, but was resigning because there "should be no doubts concerning the justice minister."

Kopacz said Thursday she will ask the country's president to accept lawyer and lawmaker Borys Budka, 37, as the new justice minister.