Head of Bashkortostan MIA proposes to fine for denunciating policemen
According to the police statistics, most complaints against law enforcement officers are not confirmed.
The head MIA for the Republic of Bashkortostan, Roman Deyev, proposed to fine citizens whose complaints regarding policemen are not confirmed after official checks. The punishment should be based on the already existing article on a knowingly false denunciation, the head of the republican police said, the regional publication ProUfu.ru reported.
“Only 7% of complaints against policemen are fully or partially confirmed. To this we can answer with the Article 306 CCRF (knowingly false denunciation). Therefore, I propose that deputies consider the introduction of administrative responsibility for denunciating police officers and other government officials,” Lieutenant-General Deyev said during an annual report to the deputies of the republican parliament.
On March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the laws of disrespect for state bodies and authorities. Administrative responsibility was introduced for insulting the authorities.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.