MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)
The regional units of Russia’s Investigative Committee will check all complaints about police misconduct following a recent police brutality case in the Republic of Tatarstan in the Volga Federal District, the committee’s spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Tuesday.
“Taking into account that such cases of the use of violence by police officers against citizens are no longer isolated, the Russian Investigative Committee’s investigative bodies have started local checks of all complaints by citizens,” Markin said.
“Each report of an unlawful act by police officers will be thoroughly checked and objective procedural decisions will be made,” he said.
The Investigative Committee’s decision comes after ex-police officers in the Voronezh Region were charged with abuse of office: they are suspected of beating three people to make them confess to crimes they did not commit.
In another high-profile case in early March, the entire staff of a district police squad in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, was dismissed after a suspect in a minor theft was killed in custody.
Five officers allegedly sodomized Sergei Nazarov, 52, with a champagne bottle. He died on March 10. The officers have been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm resulting in his death.
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- mrgenieThe only misconduct I widnessed today was "sleeping"21:42, 27/03/20122 police officers had no interests in working, so they drove into an alley and parked there. I was walking in their direction seeing this happening. Then they started to eat some fast food. Nothing weird up to there. But 50 minutes later, I came back and they were watching a movie in the car. Which might be within an one hour break, but yet another 30 minutes later I passed them again, this time they were sleeping, tired of the hard work :))
They slept about 2 hours :)))
But I don't mind, I rather have them sleeping instead of stealing money by corrupt actions which they usually do.