VLADIVOSTOK, August 15 (Itar-Tass) — The prosecutor’s office of the Primorsky Territory on Monday revoked a decision on dismissing a criminal case against the chief of the territory’s traffic police, Alexander Lysenko, who is suspected of beating a street racer.
A senior aide to the territorial prosecutor, Yelena Telegina, said that “according to the results of an inspection, the decision is premature and taken in violation of the law.”
In early June, criminal proceedings were instituted against Alexander Lysenko under the RF Criminal Code article “abuse of authority.” He was suspended from his post for the period of the investigation.
The reason for the opening of the case was a conflict that occurred in late May on a street of Vladivostok where policemen detained a street racer. The latter said in several days that he was beaten personally by the traffic police chief and presented a video as evidence.
A week ago, the Primorsky Territory investigation department of Russia’s Investigative Committee (SK) officially confirmed the information about the termination of criminal proceedings against the head of the regional traffic police. According to earlier reports, Lysenko successfully passed merit rating and would continue to serve in the police. The press service of the Interior Ministry’s department for the Far Eastern Federal District reported that Lysenko was cleared by the evaluation procedure for further work after criminal proceedings against him over “abuse of authority,” initiated in June, were dropped.