Sumy region: SBU exposes four corrupt Police officials on bribetaking
The SBU officers jointly with the unit of Internal Security of the National Police exposed three heads of the unit and the Patrol Police inspector of one of the districts of the National Police Department in Sumy region on the systematic bribetaking.
The law enforcers documented that the officials established a mechanism of the unlawful benefit receiving from drivers who violated the traffic rules. The SBU operatives documented the fact of offenders’ receiving of UAH 6,000 (USD 214) from a local resident who was detained for driving under the influence of alcohol. Also, the policemen demanded from the driver a monthly "tribute" of UAH 600 (USD 21) for “shielding” for the absence of a driving license.
The law enforcers detained offenders while receiving the next ”tranche” of unlawful benefit on one of the district center streets.
In the framework of criminal proceeding initiated by Part 3 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the issue about serving a notice of suspicion in committing a crime and choosing a measure of restraint is now being settled.
The pre-trial investigation is ongoing.
The detection operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.
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