Aug 10, 2009

"If you're the police, who will police the police?"

Homer Simpson suggested the Coast Guard. I think it's high time for a full overhaul. According to the New York Times, Mr. Denis V. Yevsyukov went on a shooting spree and killed an 18-year-old. Mr. Yevsyukov is a police officer. Sigh.

"After the shootings, Russian officials declared that they would move quickly to address the troubled Moscow police force, and President Dmitri A. Medvedev took the unusual step of firing Moscow’s police chief, Vladimir V. Pronin."

Mr. Yevsyukov apparently has been written up many times for a number of instances of misconduct including abusing other officers. Yet, he managed to get promoted and be considered a sort of protégé.

"Mr. Yevsyukov spent the evening before the shootings celebrating his birthday at a Moscow cafe, according to investigators. For reasons that are still unclear, Mr. Yevsyukov left the cafe intoxicated, went home and put on his uniform jacket over his civilian clothing. He also grabbed a Makarov 9-millimeter pistol."

Russia's just falling apart.


Anonymous said...

This happened months ago.

In the U.S. police shoot and kill people all the time. Cut out the judicial middlemen. Is America falling apart?

BabaYaga said...

1. The shooting may have occurred on April 27, but last week one of the victims was denied compensation for his injuries.
2. Two weeks ago a pregnant woman was killed by an off duty police officer in a hit and run accident. Although the driver and his car have been identified there has been no arrest.
3. Police shootings do occur elsewhere in the world. However, the concern is the emerging pattern of abuse and corruption; Russian police officers reportedly committed 2,500 crimes in the first six months of this year. That Anonymous, should concern us all.

Ern said...

You just got served!

dkuehn said...

And even that 2,500 figure is what we have available from what I'm sure is a stellar Russian internal affairs outfit :)


Do you want a bit surreality?

Monica Belucci & Azeri police

And a bit reality?

Azerbaijani Dies During Confrontation With Police

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Well put, Baba.

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What a huge shame on Russian police!
their task is to take care of citizens, despite the fact that they don't.
I hate Robers wearing uniform and a badge said...

This cannot work in fact, that is what I consider.