Investigative Committee gave names and ranks of policemen involved in scandalous detention of teenagers in Buryatia
The central office of the Investigative Committee will conduct the investigation into the case over Nikita Kobelev's death in Buryatia. Five police officers were arrested in connection with the detention of Kobelev and his friend Dmitry.
As the CrimeRussia reported previously, on June 8 the police detained two teenagers accused of stealing a bicycle. One of them, 17-year-old Nikita Kobelev died under mysterious circumstances. According to the official version, the boy got sick in a police car and drowned in his own vomit. However, his parents found bruises on their son's body. Another detainee, Dmitri Tutynin, was put in the second police car. According to him, he was brought to the basement, where he had been beaten for hours until he offered to confess to thefts and break-ins.
Alexander Bastrykin, the Head of the Investigative Committee, conducted an objective investigation and referred a criminal case to the General Investigative Administration of the Investigative Committee in the Novosibirsk region. Investigators initiated a case on allegations of murder of the 17-year-old, and abuse of power.Five policemen were arrested in the case of Nikita Kobelev. Despite the fact that the Investigative Committee opened a criminal investigation into the death, the policemen were only charged with abuse of power.
"If the investigation establishes a connection between the police officials’ actions and the teenager's death, the case will be amended to grave offense, said the press office of the Investigative Committee.
Investigators found that on June 8 in Ulan-Ude Sergey Plotnikov, a detective and Head of the police department for solving crimes against property, Andrei Pavlov of the Intelligence Tracking Unit of the city’s Criminal Investigation Department, Anatoly Oloktonov, Head of the department for solving crimes against property for the Criminal Investigation Department of city police division number 1, "used life-threatening violence" to get a confession from the 17-year-old teenager in the theft.
The policemen put “a restricting breathing object over the teen’s head and struck him all over his body."
It should be recalled that Nikita Kobelev's friend 18-year-old Dmitri Tutynin complained to the Investigative Committee that he was beaten for hours until he offered to confess to break-ins and theft. The investigation has established that these crimes involved senior detective Valentin Smolin and a younger detective of the Intelligence Tracking Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the city police department, Zhargal Zamyanov.
Video: the police brutality in Buryatia
Attorney Dmitry Yakubovskiy got his nickname (General Dima) in the 1990s, when at age 28 he nearly became a General. Then he led the commission of the USSR Ministry of Defense in the Western Group of Forces in Germany. As a lawyer, he defended the interests of Solntsevskaya gang entrepreneurs Sergey Mikhailov (Mikhas) and Arnold Tamm (Spivakovsky), and today he is considered one of the richest people in Switzerland with a fortune of about $1 billion.