Two Gatchina police officers sentenced to 7 years for taking bribes
According to the ICR Investigations Directorate for the Leningrad Region, two former police officers have been convicted for bribe-taking in Gatchina, Leningrad Region.
According to the investigation, when searching a car parked on Roshchinskaya Street during a driver ID check in January 2014, two traffic officers found packages with a substance resembling drugs. The officers demanded 20 thousand rubles from the suspect in exchange for not initiating a criminal case. However, he only had 10 thousand rubles at the time.
The officers repeatedly demanded 10 thousand rubles more (later 30 thousand rubles more) from the man threatening to plant drugs and open a criminal case against him, as it later turned out. However, the officers were arrested red-handed taking a 10-thousand-ruble bribe after yet another meeting with the man in March 2016.
The court has convicted them for bribe-taking and sentenced to 7 years in high-security prison, prohibiting them from holding state jobs for 2 years.
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