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.
On September 21, kingpin Vladimir Vagin, aka Vagon, hanged himself. Two years earlier another thief in law Max Pioner also committed suicide. Vagon's lawyer does not believe in the version of suicide and intends to apply for a forensic medical examination.