Moscow police officer detained for money extortion

Moscow police officer detained for money extortion

The operative handcuffed a woman, took her away from her home and solicited a bribe.

Senior lieutenant of the Moscow police, Alexei Ozerov, has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of extorting 400 thousand rubles from a 39-year-old resident. The 25-year-old operative handcuffed the Muscovite, took her away from her home and demanded money for non-initiation of criminal proceedings against the woman, REN-TV says.

The incident occurred on August 1. The victim filed a police statement. Ozerov was detained and fired for misconduct on the 13th. His superior will be disciplined.

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