Tyumen: Caucasians who attacked police at crossing to face court
The defendants claim that they attacked plainclothes policemen because they wanted to drive for free.
In Tyumen, a trial is expected of immigrants from Chechnya who had a fight with policemen at the crossing of the Tura River. The incident occurred a year ago and received widespread publicity. Now the investigation of the criminal case has been completed, ICR reports.
Investigation has found out that at around three in the afternoon on August 8, 2018, a 31-year-old police officer was returning from a business trip. He was in plainclothes. He and the worker at the crossing had a conflict; the latter hit the law enforcement officer in the head. After that, three more men ran up to the victim and began to beat him.
They continue beating the policeman even after he fell. He tried to escape several times, but he was caught up and beaten with arms and legs every time. National Guard officers stopped the beating. The policeman, who was seriously injured, was taken to hospital.
Four participants in the beating – 31, 19, 36 and 53 – are accused of intentional infliction of grave injury to health committed by a group of people. One of them, 31-year-old man, will also be held liable for infliction of medium injury to health.
Previously, media wrote that two policemen participated in the conflict. But the ICR explained that the second law enforcer was a witness in the case. The local publication Novy Den named the victim; it is Konstantin Mishin. He was hospitalized with severe injuries. He is currently under investigation in the case of violations during seizure of counterfeit alcohol.
The published footage from the scene shows Lada Priora and Ford Focus driven by policemen in civilian clothes approaching the crossing.
The man at the crossing blocks the road, but the Ford pushes him. The car gets parked, and the employee, meanwhile, approaches the driver and tries to hit him, but misses. Then the police officer pulls out a rubber-bullet handgun from his car. Several people throw him to the ground. A mass brawl begins. At some point, another policeman raises a gun. In turn, the defendants claim that they attacked plainclothes policemen because they wanted to drive for free.