Bryansk: Ex-commander of specialized traffic police platoon caught on bribes
The ICR in the Bryansk region has completed the investigation of a criminal case initiated against the ex-commander of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate's prompt-response specialized platoon of the regional MIA office.
The former police officer is charged with major and minor bribe-taking (part 2 of Art. 290 and part 1 of Art. 291.2 of the Russian Criminal Code).
The investigation discovered the police officer's crimes when investigating a criminal case against five of his subordinates; all of them had also been caught on bribe-taking.
According to the investigative bodies, September 26 last year in Pochep, the police officer received, via mediator, 100 thousand rubles ($1.7 thousand) as a bribe from a drunk driver.
In addition, on January 15 this year, the accused police officer was stationed on the road 'Bypassing the city of Bryansk', where he also took a bribe – this time of 3 thousand rubles ($52), for releasing a driver who had violated traffic rules.
The criminal case with the approved indictment has been referred to the court for further consideration on the merits.