Nizhny Tagil policemen charged with beating detainee to death; one of them is judge’s son

Nizhny Tagil policemen charged with beating detainee to death; one of them is judge’s son
Stanislav Golovko and his nephew

Stanislav Golovko was beaten during an interrogation.

Two police officers of the Nizhny Tagil PD 17, Yalunin and Panov, have been charged with causing Serious Bodily Harm (part 1 of Art. 111 of the Criminal Code) and Exceeding Official Powers with the use of violence and with the infliction of grave consequences (part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code).

It might have been their fault that Stanislav Golovko from Nizhny Tagil died after the interrogation on October 3 in the intensive care unit of one of the city hospitals. Golovko was taken there with extensive head trauma after being questioned by the police. Yalunin and Panov had been interrogating the detainee on suspicion of theft.

Ekaterina Golovko, the sister of the deceased, said that her brother had been taken to a hospital already unconscious. He had extensive hematomas on his body. The doctors said that one of the ventricles of the victim’s brain was damaged by the strikes. He died soon.

Ekaterina Golovko also said that according to the registration journal, it was Yalunin who had conducted the interrogation. Besides, the policeman made a note in the journal after the interrogation that reads: "During the interrogation, the suspect started behaving inappropriately and inflicted grave bodily injuries on himself."

The criminal case against the two policemen was opened on October 8, but they were not detained until October 23. It should be noted that one of the suspects, Panov, is the son of the deputy chairperson of the Nizhny Tagil Dzerzhinsky court.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Sverdlovsk region reported in a press release that an internal audit had been carried out to investigate what had happened in the PD 17. The two employees were disciplined. Besides, they are subject to other "checks on the new circumstances of their malfeasance."

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