Head of Vinnytsia police suspended amid shootout in Brovary

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that gross deficiencies and miscalculations were the reasons for such management decisions
15:47, 29 May 2020

The Chief of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Vinnytsia region
Vinnytsia National Police department

The leadership of the National Police of Ukraine has decided to remove Yurii Pedos, the Chief of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Vinnytsia region, from office. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"Gross deficiencies and miscalculations made in the official activities and in the organization of operational units were the reasons for such management decisions," the statement said.

His deputy, the chief of the criminal police and the head of the operative service, was also removed from his posts.

Related: Armed showdown in Brovary town, 10 gunmen detained

As we reported earlier, an armed showdown took place in Brovary, Kyiv region, earlier this morning. According to the preliminary line of inquiry, a conflict broke between the entrepreneurs who perform passenger services and illegal carriers.  

As of 10 a.m., law enforcers reported no victims, although the shooting occurred near a driveway where vehicles were driving, and people were passing by.

The officers of the National Police have detained new participants of the shooting. All the measures are being carried out under the procedural guidance of the Kyiv prosecutor's office.

Related: Shootout in Brovary: Number of detained participants increases

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