United Russia deputy runs over district police officer with excavator

United Russia deputy runs over district police officer with excavator
Alexander Afanasyev

This was the deputy’s revenge for an attempt to report on illegal migrants working on his construction site.

The Investigation Department of the ICR in Kingisepp and Slantsy district of the Leningrad region started an investigation into the accident in the village of Khotylo, Staropolsky settlement of Slantsy district, according to 47 News. Alexander Afanasyev, 56-year-old deputy of Staropolsky Rural Settlement council and United Russia member, ran over a police UAZ with an excavator at about 4PM on October 3.

According to preliminary reports, the attack was provoked by an attempt of the Slantsy MIA to detain Central Asia migrants who worked on his construction site. According to the police, the migrants did not have the documents they were required to have.

Afanasyev was detained and taken to the Slantsy police station. The deputy stated that the migrants on his site were not workers, but guests of a hotel located on the same territory, law enforcement agencies told the press.

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