Dnipropetrovsk region police chief Hlukhoveria dismissed

Source : 112 Ukraine

Artem Vasytsky was appointed an acting head of the Dnipropetrovsk region police
15:00, 29 July 2019

Vitaly Hlukhoveria
Press service of the National Police

Head of National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Knyazev has fired Chief of Police Department of Dnipropetrovsk region Vitaliy Hlukhoveria. This was reported by the press center of the National Police.

“Vitaly Hlukhoveria was dismissed from the position of Chief of Dnipropetrovsk region Police Department by the order of the head of National Police Serhiy Knyazev with the consent of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov,” the message says. 

It is noted that Artem Vasytsky was appointed an acting head of the Dnipropetrovsk region police. 

As it was reported earlier, on September 12, 2018, patrol police stopped the car (Range Rover) of Hlukhoveria for a traffic violation. The driver of Vitaly Hlukhoveria was at driving the car. During the conversation with law enforcers, the driver supposedly called his employer. After the call, KORD special officers came to the site and detained the policemen.  

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The video published in social networks shows how KORD in Dnipro city arrests patrol police officers who spotted the car.  The State Bureau of Investigation later qualified the incident as power or office abuse by the law enforcement body with use or threat of violence, use of weapon or impact munition.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said he demanded the dismissal of Vitaly Hlukhoveria. 

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, on his part, took this case under personal control.

After that, Hlukhoveria said he was ready to testify in the case.

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