Latvian central bank boss Rimšēvičs: "I will not step down."
At an extraordinary 75-minute press conference February 20, central bank governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs said he will not step down from the job he has held since 2001, despite calls from the President, Prime Minister, Finance Minister and others to do so in the wake of an investigation into his affairs by the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB).
Will he stay or will he go?
Latvia was awaiting a press conference midday Tuesday from central bank governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs at which he is expected to respond to allegations he has solicited large-scale bribes and to announce his future plans.
Latvian central bank governor suspected of seeking large bribe
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) said February 19 it had been holding central bank governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs in detention for the last two days because he was suspected of accepting or soliciting a bribe of at least 100,000 euros.
Tax service pursues high-ranking official
The Tax and Customs Police of the State Revenue Service (VID) on February 12 sent to the prosecutor the case concerning the income declaration of Inga Koļegova, the head of the State Environmental Service. 
Person shot in office building
On January 26 police arrived to an office building on Mūksalas street in Rīga where a person may have been shot, reported LTV.
Suspicious death of Latvian on Guernsey
A Latvian is believed to have died in suspicious circumstances on the British island of Guernsey, prompting speculation online that he may have been victim of an assassination, though police are urging against jumping to any such conclusions.
Police ask to prosecute six in 'Trasta' probe
At the end of last year, the State Police asked the prosecutor's office to start criminal prosecution of six persons involved in liquidation of the joint-stock company Trasta Komercbanka, including former insolvency administrators Maris Spruds and Ilmars Krums.
Fire consumes office of road police boss
The offices of Normunds Krapsis, head of the State Police's Traffic Safety Department, as well as that of his assistant, were completely consumed in a blaze on Stabu Street in Riga on January 2, sources tell LETA.
Photos: Large drug bust near Rīga
The police have recently seized about 45 kilograms of amphetamine at a drug lab in the Ropaži municipality near Riga. Three arrests were made.
Drink-driver numbers down on year
A concerted campaign over several years to tackle the problem of drunken drivers appears to be have an effect, with the number of inebriate chauffeurs down on the same period in previous years, police said December 27.
Four to be charged in Riga Transport 'nano water' case
The State Police want to bring charges against four people in the so-called 'nanotechnology case' over a rigged 2013 procurement of the public transport company Rigas Satiksme (Riga Transport), saying that they caused more than €700,000 in losses to the municipality.
Corruption squad finds hole in road repair contracts
The Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has sent a criminal case to the Prosecutor General’s Office, asking to launch criminal prosecution against six persons for forgery of documents during repairs of Krisjana Barona Street in Riga, KNAB reported.
Anti-corruption chief says he can improve agency's reputation
Jekabs Straume, the recently-installed head of Latvia's dedicated anti-corruption agency, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) told Latvian Radio December 11 that despite a decade of strife within the bureau, he is hopeful of improving its reputation and operational effectiveness.
Businessman out of jail and out on bail

Riga Regional Court has approved releasing businessman Boriss Rjazanskis, who in 2015 was convicted of bribery and handed down a five-year prison sentence - but appealed the verdict, on EUR 0.5 million bail, the LETA newswire reported November 23.

Unruly visitors get epic dressing down from Riga policeman

This is a video that needs little introduction save to say it involves an unwise flag theft by two Austrian visitors and an absolutely epic telling-off administered by Riga's municipal police force in fluent English - with a little bit of German at the end for good measure!

Season's speed king slapped with fine

Latvian state police said November 21 they had a new leader in the race to be the dumbest driver in the country after speed cameras caught a motorist doing 213 km/h in a 90 km/h zone.