Prosecutors to be given spray cans, helmets, and body armor

Prosecutors to be given spray cans, helmets, and body armor

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gave such order.

The government has approved a list of personal protective equipment for prosecutors, with which they will be provided at public expense. This is stated in the official order signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev published on the official portal of legal information. 

For example, according to the document, prosecutors will be entitled to three types of personal protective equipment. These are irritants, domestic protective vests of protection classes 1 - 5, as well as protective helmets of protection classes 1 - 3, also produced domestically. 

As stated in the order, Article 45 of the Law “On the Prosecutor’s Office” provides for measures for the legal and social protection of prosecutors.

In particular, paragraph 3 of this article states that prosecutors “shall have the right to carry and possess military handguns intended for personal protection, special personal protective equipment, and special means, and use them.” 

At the same time, the law states that the list of types of weapons and special means is established by the government.



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