A criminal investigation was opened against Andrei Chiliman, mayor of Bucharest's 1st district, after evacuating without a court order commercial workers in one of his district's marketplaces, Piata Amzei, NewsIn informs.

The investigation also refers to the former chief of the Community Police of the 1st district, Tudorica Marius Nell, and some of his subordinates.

Charges against the Police officers include abuse in service and freedom deprivation. Police still examines the evidence.

In June 2006, representatives of the 1st District Hall and of the Police intervened in force for the evacuation of the Piata Amzei marketplace.