Rogue policemen scandal: Head of Rostov ICR resigns
The CrimeRussia has some insider information claiming Yuri Popov’s subordinates were part of a law enforcement criminal community, whose members are engaged in framing, fabricating criminal cases and extortions.
High-ranking officials of the law enforcement system of the Rostov region are losing their seats after a gang of rogue policemen was disclosed. It had been operating in the region for years.
According to the CrimeRussia, Head of the Rostov ICR Yuri Popov was one of those who lost their jobs. There has been no official confirmation of the information yet, but CrimeRussia’s insider sources reported his resignation.
Interestingly, the official left peacefully, ostensibly at his own will, despite his immediate subordinates having ties with an established criminal gang engaged in framing, fabricating criminal cases and extortions on Rostov roads.
We should remind that the region is working on a criminal community consisting of senior officials of the regional MIA administration and certain detectives of the local Investigative Committee. Special services conducted a number of searches at the workplaces of MIA officials of the Rostov Region on April 13 as part of the investigation. According to our information, the group is headed by Nikolai Germashev, the Head of the MIA Internal Security Department in the Rostov region, who was caught in robbery in the 1990s, his brother Yevgeny Germashev, who is the MIA Criminal Investigation Department Head in the Rostov region, and deputy chief of police for operational work of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anatoly Azarov.
The CrimeRussia will keep you updated on the story.