Prosecutor General’s Office agrees that Investigative Committee’s performance is low
The Prosecutor General’s Office agreed with the criticism of the head of the Moscow City Court on the quality of the ICR's performance.
The official representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office, Alexander Kurennoy, agreed with the criticism of the chairman of the Moscow City Court, Olga Yegorova, against investigators of the Investigative Committee (ICR). The siloviki make errors in their work, which led, according to Yegorova, to an increase in the number of acquittals, Interfax reports.
“As for the investigation, I will say that the quality is deteriorating, we have repeatedly spoken about this, but the prosecutors do not have enough authority to remedy the situation. As a result, the growth in the number of violations amounted to 5.7% compared to last year,” said Kurennoy.
According to Kurennoy, prosecutors revealed 4.5 million violations of the law in 11 months of 2018, of which 1.3 million are cases under investigation and inquiry.
Earlier, the head of the Moscow City Court noticed an increase in acquittals in Moscow district courts after part of the criminal cases were tried by the jury. The Head of the ICR, Alexander Bastrykin, ordered to check the quality of investigations with acquitted defendants and returned to the research.
Six months ago, no one could predict the state of the MIA General Administration for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region by the time of the forthcoming elections. After the appointment of Moscow general Roman Plugin in charge of it, the St. Petersburg police has undergone significant changes. Major general of justice Oleg Antropov, Head of the Main Investigations Directorate, is ‘the last man standing’ from the old command of the MIA General Administration. Most probably, he is going to become the next victim of ‘janitor’ Plugin.