Poland fires police chief amid other personnel changes

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Posted: Dec 10, 2015 2:10 PM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's new conservative government has fired its national police chief amid other personnel changes being made at top state and business posts.

The Interior Ministry said Thursday that Gen. Krzysztof Gajewski has been dismissed and his deputy, Miroslaw Schlosser, is now acting chief of national police. The reason for the change was not revealed.

The Law and Justice party, which took power last month, is moving quickly to place loyalists in key positions after it vowed wide-ranging political and social reforms.

Last week the head of Warsaw's Stock Exchange resigned, meeting the government's expectations. Heads of key state energy and coal companies have either resigned or been removed by boards of managers. Top media posts are being reshuffled and the ruling party has made appointments to the constitutional court, which are being challenged.