Representatives of the ‘Justice for David’ group filed complaints against seven prosecutors with the Disciplinary Prosecutor's Office in Sarajevo, arguing that they failed to do their job in relation to the investigation into the still unresolved 2018 murder of David Dragicevic.
Ozren Perduv, a representative of the group, said that the complaints are related to numerous other complaints that have been filed against police officers regarding the case. Some of those complaints were filed nearly a year and a half ago, but nothing has been done to address them, he stressed.
“We did not receive any feedback from the prosecutors from the Public Prosecutor's Office, although we addressed them with various inquiries. They kept telling us that the investigation is ongoing and that the prosecutor's decision will be made soon,” Perduv said.
He explained that one of the complaints refers to Dalibor Vreco, who served as prosecutor in the murder case of David Dragicevic for three years.
The lifeless body of Dragicevic was found at the mouth of the river Crkvena in Banja Luka, the administrative centre of the Republika Srpska entity, on March 24, 2018.
The death of the young man was initially declared an accident, as an official pathologist said at a press conference the cause of death was likely drowning and that David had taken drugs.
The conference sparked protests, especially after another autopsy performed on the young man’s body showed a different time of death.
The case was later reclassified into murder.
Led by David’s father, Davor Dragicevic, who believes police and prosecutors in the RS are hiding the killers, citizens have organised into the ‘Justice for David’ group and have organised a series of protests at Banja Luka’s main square.
The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina took over the case in April after reviewing the documentation on it submitted by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity.