TALLINN - Robert Antropov, the director general of the Estonian Police Board, tendered his resignation on Friday evening after reports surfaced that he had been using his police vehicle for personal purposes.
"At the same time I'm aware that the public sense of justice has been injured," he added.
"As director general of the police, I've been for two years working to raise the trustworthiness of the police and build citizens' confidence in law. I don't want to let what's been reported in the press in the last few days cast a shadow on my team and the reputation of the police in general," Antropov said.
The police chief said he is still of the opinion that when he used a police vehicle for purposes other than service he did not breach any rules or regulations.
Interior Minister Kalle Laanet will decide whether to accept the resignation after a disciplinary investigation into the reports, ministry spokespeople said.