Tolyatti police officers received suspended sentences for beating detainee

Tolyatti police officers received suspended sentences for beating detainee

In Tolyatti, the court has convicted three police officers who had beaten a detained woman.

The first department for investigation of particularly important cases at the Samara regional ICR Investigations Directorate has collected sufficient evidence supporting the guilt of former police officers charged with abuse of authority.

The investigation and subsequent trial has revealed that November 5, 2015, Operations Duty Officer Assistant Oksana Ozhegina, Operations Duty Officer Sergey Soskov, and Senior Inquiry Officer of the police department no. 22 of the MIA Administration for Tolyatti Natalya Otmakhova beaten a woman delivered to the police station. A criminal case under item a part 3 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code (Exceeding Official Powers with the Use of Violence) has been initiated against all three of them.

As it was found during the investigation, the woman, who later suffered from the actions of the police, had been taken to the police station to check for involvement in the commission of an offense connected with beating. After some time, the detainee asked to be allowed to go home. In response, Oksana Ozhegina shoved her, and then she and her aforementioned colleagues attacked the woman and started beating her. The detained person received multiple injuries in the form of bruises and grazes. The resulting injuries have not resulted in any harm to her health.

Given all the circumstances of the crime, the court has sentenced the three former police officers to conditional terms. Sergey Soskov has received 3.5 years with a probation period of 3 years, Natalia Otmakhova has been sentenced to 3 years and 4 months with a probation period of 2.5 years, and Oksana Ozhegina has been sentenced to 4 years' suspended sentence and a probation period of 3 years.

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