Even in Siberia, sometimes someone can hear you scream. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Police in Krasnoyarsk Territory Beat Up Kansk Woman While Detaining Her
May 23, 2019
In Krasnoyarsk Territory, two criminal investigators from the regional office of the Interior Ministry broke into an apartment and beat an alleged female suspect.
The episode was filmed by an eyewitness, who sent the video to TVK, a local TV channel.
According to the eyewitness, the incident took place in the town of Kansk.
The regional office of the Russian Investigative Committee, which learned about the incident from reporters, confirmed the men in the video were, in fact, police officers. The Investigative Committee has launched an official inquiry.
The woman’s injuries had been noted earlier in the Investigative Committee’s Kansk office, but officials initially said the suspect had been detained by a squad of Special Rapid Deployment Force (SOBR) officers, who had to use physical force because, allegedly, the woman resisted arrest.
The video contradicts this claim, showing one of the policemen beating the woman before taking her away.
It also transpired the woman was not a suspect. Police wanted merely to question her as part of a criminal investigation.
According to the Investigative Committee, a car belonging to a court bailiff had been burned. The police were attempting to identify people involved in the crime. They had thus wanted to take the local woman in for questioning.
The territorial police’s press service refused to comment on the incident, noting only that they had launched their own internal investigation.
Translated by the Russian Reader