Omsk police head sacked after drunken fight with Moscow metro driver

Omsk police head sacked after drunken fight with Moscow metro driver
Alexey Merkushov

The decision was made based on an internal audit.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs Directorate in the Omsk region has dismissed the Head of the city police, Alexey Merkushov, following an official audit, according to the press service of the department.

“Merkushov was fired for committing an act defaming the honor and dignity of an internal affairs officer,” the press service said.

As The CrimeRussia wrote, Merkushov staged a drunken brawl with metro driver Sergey Goyev at Kashirskaya station. According to some reports, five people, including one woman, were hit by the security official. However, they withdrew their statements from the investigative authorities, for which each of them received a "substantial sum."

Moreover, it was also reported that Merkushov had seen about the footage from CCTV cameras, having bought it right after the incident.

The Omsk policeman came to Moscow for advanced training at the Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. After the fight, he was expelled. The Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Directorate for the Omsk region Leonid Kolomiyets initiated an official check against him.

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