Omsk: Police officers sentenced to 3 years for beating detainee

Omsk: Police officers sentenced to 3 years for beating detainee

Two police officers were convicted of beating a 40-year-old detainee.

The Pervomaysky District Court sentenced 2 police officers to 3 years in medium-security prison. They were convicted of beating a 40-year-old man.

The drunken 40-year-old man was taken to the police station No. 7 in July of 2015, according to investigators and judicial evidence. Police officers were going to charge him with an administrative offence, namely vandalism; the man called an ambulance and insulted paramedics who answered the call.

The man acted aggressively and inadequately at the police station. The officers on duty were not having any of it and beat him.

The two police officers were charged with violation of article 286, part 3, item a (Exceeding Official Powers with the Use of Violence) of the Russian Criminal Code, according to the Omsk Region Public Prosecutors’ Office. Both were dismissed.

The court found both of them guilty and sentenced them to 3 years in medium-security prison. Moreover, they were barred from holding public positions for 2 years.

Both were arrested at the court. The ruling has yet to come into effect.

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