Police shot down pedestrians in Voronezh, sent under house arrest

The court in Voronezh has sent under house arrest of the police coming to the sidewalk on the private car and brought down three pedestrians, one of whom died, according to the investigative Department of the RF IC in the region.

The accident occurred at about 19.25 GMT on Tuesday on Leninsky Prospekt in Voronezh. According to the interior Ministry, 24-year-old local police officer drove onto the sidewalk and hit three pedestrians. Male pedestrians died before the ambulance got there, two women were hospitalized in the intensive care unit of hospital "electronics".

A consequence opened a criminal case under article about infringement of traffic regulations and operation of vehicles, entailed on imprudence death of the person, 24-year-old policeman arrested to testify, he refused.

"The consequence petitioned before court for election of a suspect measure of restraint in form of detention. Having considered the petition, the court elected in respect of the police measure in the form of house arrest for a period up to 8 August 2020", - stated in the message.

The investigation notes that the guards would soon be indicted.

As previously reported to the interior Ministry in the Voronezh region, a police officer was "free time" and on a personal car. As a reason why he lost control and flew onto the sidewalk, considers technical malfunction of the car, and "avoiding collision with another vehicle". It was noted that the police officer was sober.

To establish all the circumstances of the incident the leadership of the Ministry has appointed an official check. If the fault of the employee is confirmed, he will be dismissed from the internal Affairs bodies on negative motives, and prosecuted. Currently, the police temporarily discharged of execution of official duties. Also removed the acting head of the police Department, which serves as a suspect.