Corrupt policeman who gunned coworker in Moscow metro had been pressured to quit for year
Alexei Smirnov had recurrent disagreements with his superiors before he shot his fellow officers at Ryazansky Prospekt, said the relatives of the policeman.
According to the LifeShot Telegram channel, Internal Investigations officers forced Smirnov to testify against a coworker, who allegedly had accepted bribes, but he refused.
Around the same time, i.e. a year ago, Smirnov had a disagreement with his immediate supervisor, who said that the policeman was to offer his resignation.
“He barely spoke to anyone, never came to parties. Each shift, he would text to his father at which station he was working, adding, “I’m fine,” the channel said.
In turn, the Baza Telegram channel publishes Smirnov’s conversation with his partner, where he claims that he had been framed and that he killed an Internal Investigations officer and wounded another. Alexei says the woman should probably stay home.
The CrimeRussia reported earlier that Smirnov had shot at the officers after they had tried to detain him for taking a bribe of 2 thousand rubles. However, they did not find the marked cash with him. One of the operatives, Maxim Veyalko, was wounded by Smirnov and died. Another officer was badly injured but survived.
The officer who survived
The ensign has been charged with murdering a police officer (Art. 317 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).