Head Rostov-on-Don traffic police suspected of abuse of powers dismissed

Head Rostov-on-Don traffic police suspected of abuse of powers dismissed
Sergey Morgachev

As Sergey Morgachev told after a court hearing of his criminal case, in which he is a defendant, the MIA head fired him by an order of October 11.

Head of the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate in the Rostov region Sergey Morgachev, accused of abuse of official powers, told RIA Novosti that he had been officially dismissed from his post.

However, according to Morgachev, he ceased to be the acting head of the inspectorate on October 11, 2017. The corresponding order was signed by Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev. Morgachev told this after another hearing of his case, which took place in the Sovetsky District Court of Rostov-on-Don.

To recall, according to the investigation, in the spring of 2015, the head of the regional State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate ordered his employees to have internal finishing works of two two-room hotel premises of the State Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate building done at their own expense. In addition, he instructed his subordinates to improve the territory adjacent to the building, which was not provided for in the design estimates. As a result, the amount of works amounted to 3 million rubles ($52.3 thousand).

The criminal case against Morgachev was initiated after the publication of a video, where an unnamed traffic police officer told about the illegal instructions of his boss.

In the past, Morgachev was a victim in another criminal case. The traffic police head was beaten on the porch of his apartment in March 2014. The crime was organized by Morgachev's deputy Aleksandr Otsimik, who was later sentenced to 10 years of strict security prison for this.

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