Kirovohrad region: SBU exposes corrupt Police Major
SBU officers in the framework of the initiated criminal proceeding exposed corrupt deputy chief of the Criminal Investigation sector of one of the district police units in Kirovohrad region.
The law enforcers established that Police Major extorted from a local resident UAH 25,000 (USD 962) for “shielding” him from the criminal responsibility for allegedly committed fraud.
The SBU operatives detained the offender in the office on receiving the entire amount of the unlawful benefit.
At present the issue about serving a notice of suspicion of committing a crime stipulated by under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and choosing a measure of restraint against the criminal is being settled.
In order to identify other persons involved in illegal activity, investigative actions are ongoing in the framework of criminal proceeding.
The operation was conducted jointly with the Internal Security Unit of the National Police under the procedural supervision of the Military Prosecutor's Office of Kirovohrad garrison.
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