Chernihiv region: SBU exposes corrupt police investigators
The employees of the Security Service of Ukraine, in the framework of counteracting systemic corruption in law-enforcement agencies, exposed on the bribe a head of the investigation section of Chernihiv local police unit.
The special service operatives established that the head, along with his subordinates, systematically extorted improper advantage from persons involved in criminal proceedings for their assistance in resolving issues during the course of investigative measures.
The SBU officers documented the fact of extortion by the offenders of USD 600 from the resident of the regional centre. For that amount, police officers promised to return the property seized earlier in the criminal proceedings.
The operatives detained investigators near the place of work after receiving the second half of the bribe in UAH equivalent.
Within the framework of initiated criminal proceedings under Part 3 Art. 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, urgent investigative actions are ongoing. The issue of serving a notice of suspicion of committing a crime to the detainees and choosing a measure of restraint is now being settled.
The operation to detect police officers was conducted under the procedural guidance of the Military Prosecutor's Office of Desnyanskyi Garrison.
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