Broken glasses: FSB detains 6 policemen and searches District Department of Internal Affairs
Searches in the Nevsky district police department No. 70 began in the morning of September 15.
The reason for this was the incident with the detention of 26-year-old Aleksey Chepelin, suspected of possession of drugs.
On the morning of April 27, several officers of the Nevsky district police department No. 70 detained Chepelin on behalf of the investigator. The young man was suspected of selling and storing drugs.
During the detention, he violently resisted and knocked out Senior Lieutenant Borodich's teeth. The police had to use force to put the handcuffs on the suspect. After Chepelin was brought to the police department No. 70, a consignment of drugs was seized from him, and he was sent for medical examination.
The examination showed the presence of narcotic substances in the detainee's blood.
Later, Chepelin was released on his own recognizance as he had no previous convictions. Immediately after this, the young man proceeded to verify battery-induced injuries, which the policemen inflicted on him during the detention, and complained to the doctors that his glasses had been smashed.
It is noteworthy that no criminal case of resistance to representatives of power has been initiated against him, and the lieutenant’s broken teeth were accounted a misfortune. As for the beating of Chepelin, the police did not deny that the detention procedure was brutal, since the suspect actively resisted.
As a result, five months later, in the morning of September 15, searches began in the police department No. 70. At the same time, the same thing was indicated in the search warrant: "During the detention and after it, unidentified employees beat the injured Chepelin in the police premises at the police station, and he suffered pain." In addition, a criminal case under part 3 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code (Abuse of official powers with violence) has been initiated into it. The policemen who had taken part in Chepelin's arrest have been detained.
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