Traffic police of Kushchevskaya village caught on $460 bribe from drunk driver
The police promised to let the man go if he paid them.
Traffic police officers of Kushchevsky district came under investigation for receiving a bribe, the press service of the Investigative Committee of Krasnodar Kray reports.
The incident occurred in November last year - inspectors at the post between the villages of Kushchevskaya and Starominskaya stopped a car driven by a drunk man.
The police officers, instead of drawing up a protocol, offered the driver a deal - he pays them 30 thousand rubles ($459.7) and they let him go. The driver and his companion gave the police the documents and drove to the village of Kushchevskaya for money. After the bribe was handed over, the documents were returned to the man. The next day he turned to the regional FSB.
“The Investigative Department of the ICR for Kushchevsky district initiated a criminal case against the former traffic police senior inspector and inspector with the MIA department for Kushchevsky district. They are suspected of Bribe-Taking on a large scale by a group of persons by previous concert (item (a), part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation),” the department's statement says.
It is noted that the inspectors were dismissed on negative grounds after a service check at the Ministry of Internal Affairs.