Officers of riot police were stealing money from citizens

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A criminal case has been brought against four former riot policemen.

The materials for this case were collected by the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption and the Department of the own security.

Two out of the four policemen had the rank of senior sergeant, two others were sergeants. All of them were among the best officers in their unit, and have been repeatedly encouraged by their administration.

At present, there are just two episodes in the case, when 3.8 and 1.5 million rubles were stolen from Minsk citizens. However, it is possible that the number of victims may be higher. The investigators are trying to find for how long the policemen have been dealing with this business.

By the way, the check up on the suspicion that the riot police clear the pockets of Minskers started back in May 2013.

However, the case has been brought only recently. Before this, the four policemen were dismissed, but not for the criminal offense, but "by agreement of the parties".

Three of the former riot policemen have been detained, one managed to escape.

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