Seeing but doing nothing: Tyumen policeman faces trial for inaction during robbery
A police officer who negligently allowed a robbery to happen will soon face trial in the Tyumen region.
The ICR for the Tyumen region completed an investigation against the 37-year-old officer. The Tyumensky Russian MIA Inter-Municipal Department duty police officer’s assistant is accused of breaking article 293, part 1 (Neglect of duty, that is, the non-discharge by a functionary of his duties due to a dishonest and careless attitude to civil service, if this has involved the infliction of major damage or an essential violation of the rights and legitimate interests of citizens) of the Russian Criminal Code.
Investigators found the police was informed there was a suspicious group of 5 people roaming around private houses on the Parkovaya Street in the Moskovsky village, the Tyumen region. The message was received at 2:40 AM on December 9.
The officer confirmed he received the message but did not do anything about it. He neither sent police officers there not asked for additional information.
The group ended up breaking into a private house, attacking its residents, and stealing 5.98 million rubles worth of personal belongings. The officer’s negligence resulted in the robbers getting away.
Investigators gathered enough evidence proving the officer’s guilt. A case file was referred to court for further proceedings.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.