Personnel purges in Kaluga Regional MIA: 18 cases against officers in 2016
As reported by Head of the MIA Administration in the Kaluga region Sergey Plakhikh in a briefing dedicated to the Day of Struggle against Corruption, 18 criminal cases have been initiated against the region's police officers this year.
According to the General, the MIA Administration superintendency pays a lot of attention to the issue of corruption prevention in law enforcement bodies. First and foremost, he said, it is the MIA Internal Security Department which is responsible for this.
The 18 criminal cases are opened against 13 officers; as reported by the MIA head for the Kaluga region, three of them have already been convicted, while the cases of two others are being considered in court.
It should be noted that the detention and subsequent arrest of Head of the regional Criminal Investigation Department in the Kaluga region Dmitry Elistratov by FSB and Internal Security Department officers on December 7 was one of the recent high-profile cases. He is suspected of illegal business activities and abuse of authority.
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