"By results of check": four employees of the Department of Internal Affairs in the Western district of Moscow are dismissed after the Golunov case
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia reported the dismissal of four police officers in the Western Administrative District of Moscow after a service check in connection with the case of journalist Ivan Golunov. Meanwhile, the Interior Ministry did not specify who it was who was dismissed. Recall that earlier their posts lost the head of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the CJSC of the capital and the head of the Moscow drug police. In addition, the head of the unit for the control of drug trafficking at the Internal Affairs Directorate in the Western Administrative District is suspended from work.
On Tuesday, July 16, a number of employees of the Department of Internal Affairs in the Western Administrative District of Moscow lost their positions. This was reported in the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Interior in the capital. The decision was taken after the audit.
“A service check was completed in respect of four employees of the Internal Affairs Directorate in Moscow Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Moscow. According to the results of the audit, a decision was made to dismiss them from the internal affairs bodies, ”the text of the TASS statement indicates.
At the same time, the Ministry of the Interior did not specify who exactly was dismissed.
At the same time, the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, Alexander Khinshtein, in his Twitter stressed that the head office for the investigation of particularly important cases of the Investigative Committee continues to investigate the police officers under art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on abuse of power.
Recall that on June 13, Major-General of Police Andrei Puchkov, Chief of the Directorate of Internal Affairs for the Western Administrative District of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for Capital, and Major-General of Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for Moscow Major-General Yury Devyatkin lost their posts. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on their dismissal after a petition by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev, which was filed in connection with the termination of criminal prosecution of journalist Ivan Golunov. At the same time, the Ministry of Internal Affairs sent to the Investigation Committee internal investigation materials on the actions of the officers who detained Golunov.
Later, Marat Mustafayev was appointed acting head of the Directorate of Internal Affairs for CJSC GU MVD Moscow, who from the beginning of 2015 served as deputy head of this department.
In addition, in early July, Yuri Titov, the official representative of the metropolitan central board of the police, also announced the temporary dismissal from office - for the period of the inspection - Andrei Shchirov, the head of the anti-drug department. However, the police denied the mass dismissal of employees of this unit.
“The information ... about the one-time treatment of reports about the dismissal of more than 40 employees of the Internal Affairs Directorate in the Moscow CJSC does not correspond to reality. The staffing situation in this unit is stable, ”explained Titov.
A special correspondent for the Internet publication Medusa, Ivan Golunov, was detained on 6 June at Tsvetnoy Boulevard by officers of the department for the control of drug trafficking of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the company. A personal search of a journalist allegedly revealed "five bundles with a powdery substance." Later it was found that they contained about four grams of a narcotic substance - methylephedron. In addition, during a search in the apartment of a journalist, prohibited substances were also found. A criminal case was initiated under Part 4. Art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code (illegal production, sale or shipment of drugs).
At the same time, Golunov himself indicated that during his arrest and interrogation, they tried to influence him psychologically and physically, since he denied his connection with the detected prohibited substances.
“I have never used drugs, I am not guilty of anything and I am ready to cooperate with the investigation if it adheres to the fair rules of the game,” the journalist noted in the hall of the Nikulinsky District Court.
On June 7, the journalist was sent under house arrest for two months, however, already on June 11, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev announced the closure of the criminal case "due to the lack of evidence of his participation in the crime." This decision was made on the basis of biological, forensic, fingerprint and genetic examinations.
After his release, Golunov told RT in an interview about violations by law enforcement officers and why he links his detention with professional activities. Meanwhile, according to the journalist, he would like to “go back and pretend that there was nothing”.
Note that the Golunov case has acquired a wide public response. The detention of a media representative has raised questions not only from his colleagues, but also from the authorities. The Prosecutor General's Office, the Moscow Central Command of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Ombudsman for Human Rights in the city of Moscow, Tatyana Potiaeva, took control of the situation. At the same time, Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova reported on the situation to Vladimir Putin.
Later, during the direct line, held on June 20, the head of state called for the identification of all the perpetrators of the Golunov case.
"We need to establish control over the activities of law enforcement agencies so that there are no offenses on their part, so that there is no accountability, so that people are not imprisoned for dawning ... By the way, the generals were also dismissed the necessary investigative actions to identify all the perpetrators who created this abnormal situation, ”Putin said.