The Police are not commenting on whether there will soon be a new Police Commissioner.
Sources told Newsbook.com.mt that there is a possibility that the current Chief Executive of the Police Force Angelo Gafa will replace current Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar.
Gafa told Newsbook.com.mt to send any questions to the Police Media Relations Section. Five days on the Police have not replied. Newsbook.com.mt asked if Gafa is due to be appointed as the new Police Commission and what prompted this change.
Media speculation has suggested that there is pressure to name a new Police Commissioner, indicating Angelo Gafa as the successor-in-waiting. observers have remarked that Cutajar has proved to be a lackluster Commissioner who cannot seem to shake off the image he painted of himself eating rabbit while journalists were doorstepping fleeing Pilatus Bank chairman Ali Sadr Hasheminejad
Following Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, Adrian Delia had asked for the resignation of Lawrence Cutajar.
In July 2018 Adrian Delia once again asked for Lawrence Cutajar to resign from his post following the discovery that a large amount of useful case evidence was disappearing from district police stations and the law courts.
In May 2018, Partit Demokratiku showed their concern on the lack of action from Lawrence Cutajar in relation to The Daphne Project’s revelations.
In April of 2018, Partit Nazzjonalista parliamentary representative Jason Azzopardi said that a Police sergeant gave the heads up to the three persons that were going to be accused of the Caruana Galizia murder. Azzopardi had asked for Lawrence Cutajar to resign and also said that the Government was in cohort with criminals.
In February 2017 MEP Francis Żammit Dimech asked why the Government wants to hold to the same Police Commissioner for five years when in the previous four years of Labour governance Malta had five different Police Commissioners.
In April of 2016, Daphne Caruana Galizia penned her thoughts on the true reasons why Micheal Cassar resigned citing pressure to investigate persons holding key Government positions.