Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sverdlovsk police implicated in Sagra conflict

Police officers Sergei Zinovyev and Vadim Zainiyev have been found guilty by the Verkhnyaya Pyshma court of negligence resulting in a mass fight in the village of Sagra.

Zinovyev received a three year and two month prison sentence and Zainiyev was sentenced to 10 months of community work. Ten percent of Zainiyev's salary will be deducted to the budget and both were banned from taking jobs within the government for three years, Itar-Tass reports.

The state prosecutor had demanded a five year, three month sentence for Zinovyev and a one year sentence of community work for Zainiyev.

An armed conflict broke out in Sagra as a result of lax control by the local police chief over his subordinates, District Police Officer Zainiyev and Public Security Department Head Zinovyev. The checks for compliance with registration of firearms and firearms keeping rules were careless and some of the firearms were used in the mass disturbance, according to an investigation.

Zainiyev allegedly knew about the conflict in advance, but withheld the information from the administration. Zainiyev left the Sverdlovsk on the day of the fight, according to Itar-Tass.

Zinoyev resigned from his position on his own accord, according to police spokespeople. Zainiyev was relieved of his duties after the verdict came into effect, the spokespeople said.