Retired police Lieutenant Colonel suspected of murder on Novoslobodskaya has criminal records
In 2001 Aleksey Zhdanov was detained for taking a bribe from a pimp.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Aleksey Zhdanov who was detained for a murder of 38-year-old Georgy Agapdzhanov near a house on Novoslobodskaya Street has already been involved in a criminal case before, Moskovsky Komsomolets reports. According to the newspaper, in 2001, during his service in militia, Zhdanov was detained for taking a bribe from a pimp, whose ‘spot’ was on Simferopolskaya Route.
Journalist Aleksander Khinshtein mentioned in his article Tough Executioners, which was written in 2005, that Zhdanov was dismissed from the Ministry of Internal Affairs before the episode of bribe-taking. In 1999 he was dismissed for the fact that he forced a victim of an assault to write a refusal of the claim about the crime. After that, he was recovered in militia and was transferred to service to the city of Klimovsk of the Moscow region where he was caught on a bribe.
As Khinshtein wrote, the criminal case “for some reason fell apart”, and Zhdanov was recovered on service again. In the subsequent year, he served in the Federal Migration Service and after retiring started to earn additionally as a taxi driver.
A road conflict became the cause of the murder on December 16 on Novoslobodskaya: Zhdanov in a Zhiguli car stood on the traffic light and did not manage to react to a green signal. Agapjanov standing behind in Infinity started to signal and after passing his car gave him a “contemptuous look”. The ex-militiaman followed Agapjanov to a yard on Novoslobodskaya, a conflict appeared between them, during which Zhdanov snatched out a gun and shot the opponent.
By the time of detention, the retired lieutenant colonel burned the car and threw out the gun. According to him, he found a weapon with the cut numbers on a rear seat after he gave a ride to a drunk company. Zhdanov completely admitted his guilt. Investigation of the criminal case continues.
Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.