Citizen complaints lead to the firing of over 300 police officers in Russia this year

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Russian police have had to dismiss around 300 officers since the start of 2018 after citizens reported misconduct, Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said. There have been at least 45,000 complaints about the actions of police officers this year, Kolokoltsev said. Following inquiries initiated by the reports, 300 officers lost their jobs, and 65 were fired over “loss of trust,” he said. Some of them, among other things, provided cover for the drug trade, the minister said, adding that every such case is “an emergency” for the police.

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