All Posts Tagged With: "police reform"

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Russian Police Corruption Officially ‘In the Past’

Russian Internal Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev says the country’s police forces have been “reassessed” and that there is no longer any corruption in the agency, despite instances of corruption that occurred during the reassessment itself.

Aug 25, 2011 | Continued
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Russian Police Launch Manhunt for ‘Primorskie Partisans’

Police have launched a massive search for the so-called “Primorskie Partisans,” a group that has spoken out against police corruption and in late May began a series of physical attacks on police officers.

Jun 10, 2010 | Continued
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Russian Cop Charged After Killing and Burying Jaywalker

A police officer in the Urals region of Chelyabinsk has been charged with accidentally hitting and killing a pedestrian, whose body he buried in a roadside ditch in an attempt to cover up the crime.

Apr 15, 2010 | Continued
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‘YouTube Cop’ Gives Medvedev a Deadline and a Warning

Whistleblower cop Aleksei Dymovsky has issued a final video address to the Russian president, giving him a deadline of November 12, 2010, to address police corruption or step down from his post.

Apr 12, 2010 | Continued
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Police Ask for Citizen Input on Reforms

Russians are being invited to send in their input on a new set of laws that would govern the country’s police forces, as Internal Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev is given nine months to fix his agency or be fired.

Mar 25, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Traffic Cops Create Unwitting Human Shield

The Moscow highway patrol has allegedly used civilian vehicles, including one carrying a pregnant woman, as human shields in an attempt to catch armed criminals.

Mar 9, 2010 | Continued
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Dymovsky Released from Detention Center

Russia’s whistleblowing ‘YouTube Cop,’ Aleksei Dymovsky, has been released from a Krasnodar detention center, although not before prison guards took what the former officer called “some small measure of revenge.”

Mar 8, 2010 | Continued
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Activists Call for Police Rights Together With Reform

Activists at a rally in Moscow called both for Russia’s law enforcement to undergo drastic reform and for police officers to be given higher salaries and better rights.

Mar 7, 2010 | Continued
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Charges Filed Against Police for Beating Composer

In yet another high-profile scandal involving Russia’s police forces, criminal proceedings are finally being filed a week after a music professor in Yekaterinburg was brutally beaten and robbed by police.

Feb 10, 2010 | Continued