Police poizdevalsya over the driver, can sit for 8 years

Полицейские, поиздевавшиеся над водителем, могут сесть на 8 лет

Investigators of territorial administration, State Bureau of investigation located in the city of Melitopol, February 14 2020 is reported about suspicion to the chief of a battalion of patrol Control police in the Poltava region police and patrol Control police in the Cherkasy region. The militiamen are suspected of excess of office powers accompanied by violence and use of special funds committed by group of persons (paragraph 1 of article 28, part 2 of article 365 of the Criminal code of Ukraine).

The investigation established that on 1 April 2019 in the post Azov Genichesk district, Kherson region law enforcement authorities arbitrarily stopped the vehicle and illegally demanded the need for a cursory inspection of the car. In connection with the failure of the driver the police arrested him using physical force and handcuffs, causing the latter injuries. As a result of the actions of the police on the victim from the scene was taken to the hospital.

At the time the criminal offence was committed one of the suspects held a senior position in the Department of police patrol in AR Crimea and Sevastopol city, and the other was sent to the division of patrol police in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol for service on the territory of Kherson region.

Procedural guide pre-judicial investigation in criminal proceedings is performed by Prosecutor’s office of Kherson region

In the case of evidence of guilt, the suspect is threatened by punishment in the form of imprisonment for the term from 3 till 8 years with deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to 3 years.