Vinnytsia region: SBU exposes corrupt Police officers
The SBU officers in cooperation with the Internal Security Department of National Police under the procedural supervision of the Military Prosecutor's Office uncovered the corrupt officials of the National Police Main Directorate in the Vinnytsia region.
The SBU operatives established that two policemen extorted from the local resident UAH 6,000 (USD 214). In case of a refusal they threatened to falsify evidence base and initiate a fake criminal proceeding for mobile phone theft.
The SBU officers detained one of the bribetakers on the street of the regional centre on receiving the second part of the bribe amounting to UAH 4,000 (USD 143).
The investigative actions in the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine are under way. In particular, investigative actions have been carried out in the office of another suspect. The issue on serving a notice of suspicion in committing a crime to the detainee and choosing a measure of restraint is now being settled.
The law enforcers are also collecting the evidence base of the unlawful activity of two other policemen who misappropriated the businessman’s money resorting to physical pressure and threats of prosecution.
The investigation is under way by the State Bureau of Investigations.
SBU Press Centre
For the Attention of the SBU Head