In Moscow region two police officers got 3 years in prison for torturing suspect with taser

In Moscow region two police officers got 3 years in prison for torturing suspect with taser

In Mytishchi district of Moscow region the court sentenced two former police officers to prison terms for abuse of power with violence and use of special equipment.

According to the Investigative Committee, officers of the Main Investigation Directorate in Moscow region presented enough evidence in court to convict two former security officers from the intermunicipal police department of MIA Mytishchinskoe, Sergey Logachev and Alexander Stupakov.

The court found the ex-officers guilty of exceeding official powers, committed with an application of violence, as well as special equipment (items a, b of Part 3, Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code).

During the investigation and subsequent court hearing it was established that on January 21st this year, a resident of the Mytishchi city applied a statement to the police about the loss of her jewelry. She specified that she suspects in theft one of her acquaintances.

During the questioning, the police officers started torturing the suspect, trying to get an admission from her. They put a bag over the woman's head and tased her 35 times. As a result of torture the police officers reached their goal to get an admission and then let her go home.

By the court's decision Sergei Logatchev, the man who put a bag over her head, received 3 years in prison, and Alexander Stupakov, the man who tased the woman - 3.5 years in colony. They were also stripped of their titles and rights to hold positions in law enforcement agencies for 3 years.

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