Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia: Crime Among Police Rises by 10%

Posted by Info on 31/07/2009

The head of the Interior Ministry’s internal investigation department, Oleg Goncharov, said that police officers committed 2,500 crimes in the first half of this year, or 10 percent more than a year earlier.Goncharov complained that police convicted of crimes were not receiving adequate sentences:

“Even though the majority of policemen commit crimes classified by lawmakers as serious, fewer than half of the officers convicted are sentenced to real imprisonment.”

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