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Police officers may be guilty of inflicting gunshot injuries to child

State Bureau of Investigation are preparing to detain two law enforcers
21:32, 1 June 2019
Employees of the State Bureau of Investigation Kyiv Directorate, started criminal proceedings for the deliberate infliction of grievous bodily harm to 5-year-old boy by policemen of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky Dept. The press office of the bureau reported this.

According to the ministry, on May 31, a boy with physical injuries in the form of a severe closed-head injury, brain contusion, internal brain hematoma and a fracture of the temporal bone was delivered to the intensive care unit of the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky hospital.

According to police officers, around 4:00 pm on May 31, four children were walking alongside their place of residence. The 5-year-old boy, due to carelessness, slipped and fell on the asphalt concrete pavement and a stone, as a result of which he suffered a head injury.

"But according to the medical workers, it was established that the minor had suffered penetrating gunshot injuries to the head," the State Bureau of Investigation reports.
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Considering this information, the police conducted an additional inspection of the scene of the incident, during which, at the 70–150 m distance, they found out the cases for Flaubert’s cartridges, a glass and a can.

"It has been established that two employees of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky police dept could  be involved in causing serious gunshot injuries to a child," the bureau said.

Employees of the State Bureau conduct a pre-trial investigation in the criminal proceedings on the fact of deliberately causing serious bodily harm (part 1 of article 121 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). Urgent investigative actions are being carried out, including searches at the place of residence of police officers, during which ammunition and other weapons were seized.

"Investigators of the State Security Bureau are preparing to detain two police officers in accordance with Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, as well as a report on the suspicion of attempted murder of a minor child," the report said.

 
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