SBU uncovers officials of the police district unit on bribe-taking in Odesa region
The SBU officers in cooperation with the internal security unit of the National Police Office under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor’s Office uncovered on bribe-taking the top official of the police district unit in Odesa region.
The law enforcers established that the policemen demanded money from the offenders for not bringing them to criminal responsibility for committed crimes. The SBU operatives, in particular, documented the fact of demanding UAH 15,000 from the local resident for not bringing him to criminal responsibility for the theft of communal property.
The SBU officers detained the police lieutenant-colonel after passing the next part of bribe in an amount of UAH 9,000.
The criminal proceeding was initiated under Part 3 Article 368 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issues of notifying the offender of suspicion and choosing the measure of restraint are being resolved.
The operative and investigative actions of establishing all police officers, who were probably involved in operating the corruptive scheme, are under way.
SBU Press Centre
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