ICR begins checking events where children were dressed in prison robes
Earlier, the MIA reported on vocational guidance master class, where students tried on the role of criminals and police.
The ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the Murmansk Region became interested in the event regarding vocational guidance of children during which young participants tried on police uniforms and prison robes. The organizers of the event published the photos on the Web and caused outrage among many citizens and senators. The investigators are conducting a procedural check, the press service of the department reports.
“During the check, it is planned to request information about the minors who participated in the event, as well as the police officers who conducted and organized it,” the report said.
The ICR will give a legal assessment not only of the actions of the shopping center administration that organized the event, but also of the police officers who participated in it. Earlier, the regional MIA department told that the following persons were invited to the shopping and entertainment center in Murmansk: Ksenia Smirnova, an employee of the Professional Education Center of the MIA for the Murmansk Region, Anton Verkhoturov, the deputy head of the Expert Criminalistics Center of the MIA, and member of the public Sergey Podoprigailov.
According to the police, the children and their parents asked the MIA employees questions about their profession, and also tried to take fingerprints, make identikits and unravel riddles in a detective quest.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.