Police to check all facts of misbehavior of officers off duty, - Ukraine's National Police Head

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police officers would be responsible for the misbehavior, offenses in private life
16:40, 5 June 2019

National Police Head Serhiy Knyazev
Press service of the National Police

Head of the National Police Serhiy Kniazev stated that the police would check all facts of the misbehavior of the officers off duty. They would be responsible for the misbehavior, offenses in private life as the National Police of Kyiv reported.

Kniazev noted that the tragedy in Kyiv region with 5-year-old Kyrylo Tlyavov dazzled the whole policy community.

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He added that on May 22 during the meeting in the regional main department, the whole personnel of the leadership of the prevention block of Kyiv region was changed, from the deputy head of the regional police up to the head of the department and unit in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky. Mostly young workers were appointed at the leading positions.

“Despite such fundamental changes, we did not make it prevent the death of a child. The previous reports of the internal investigation in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky established that one of the detained police officers systematically violated the social behavioral norms. The local citizens had many claims to him. But there was no response from the side of the leadership,” he emphasized.

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Serhiy Kniazev set a task to all proper units to hold immediately a check of all application and claims of the citizens on the shameful or improper behavior of the police officers off duty. Not only the service is controlled but also the behavior off duty.

Reportedly, 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. On June 3, Kyrylo died; the doctors could not save his life.

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 stone, as a result of which he suffered a head injury.

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Holosiivsky District Court of Kyiv ruled on the preventive measure for the police officers suspected of the premeditated murder of a five-year-old boy in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky. The policemen are taken into custody for two months without a right for bail

As it was reported, the leadership of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky police department of Kyiv region was suspended from their duties after the death of a five-year-old Kyrylo injured by the police officers. 

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