Arrest of "crooked cops" a la action video game
Ingush cops-racketeers decided to "push around" the Head of Ordzhonikidzevskoe State Unitary Enterprise and came for a "showdown". Timely arrival of special forces broke their plans.
A few days ago, during a special forces operation in the Republic of Ingushetia, two "crooked cops" were arrested; they are suspected in extorting money from the head of an agricultural enterprise. Interestingly, the video of the arrest, uploaded on Youtube, was recorded first-person – a la action video game.
According to the public statement made by the Regional Investigative Committee Press-Service, two police officers, 28 and 40 years old, whose names were not released, decided to make some money by threatening the Head of Ordzhonikidzevskoe State Unitary Enterprise with opening a criminal case against him for illegal possession of firearms allegedly kept at his farm located on the territory of the state unitary enterprise. The policemen did not intend to solve the crime (whether it was real or not), but instead decided to conceal it for a bribe. According to the investigation, the police officers demanded the head of the agricultural enterprise to pay them some 130 thousand rubles. It is possible that this could be only the first corrupt "installment".
The Directorate for the Republic of Ingushetia of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Operations and Investigation Unit of Internal Security of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Ingushetia became aware of the extortion and staged an operation to arrest the racketeers.
It is known that the cops-racketeers decided to "push around" the Head of Ordzhonikidzevskoe State Unitary Enterprise and came to him for a "showdown". Timely arrival of special forces of the FSB Directorate for the Republic of Ingushetia broke their plans.
Currently the policemen are detained in accordance with Articles 91 and 92 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation. Their actions are qualified based on part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud performed using official capacity) with maximal statutory punishment of 6 years behind bars.
Video: the arrest of "crooked cops" a la action video game
Recently, the FSB officers visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg. The operatives of the Department M came to the police officers accompanied by the investigator and the search warrant. They were looking for evidence on the fact of falsification of a criminal case. However, a similar situation for the Primorsky Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is more likely to be a regular show: the staff of the administration and its superiors have appeared in high-profile criminal cases as defendants far too often.