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A criminal case initiated on using violence against police officers

20.07.2016 12:03

On July 20, 2016 materials on infliction of bodily damages to several police officers were received from Police in Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee.

Through examination of the prepared materials it was found that on July 19, 2016 at about 20:00 at the junction of Glinka and Vormnadirner Streets adjacent to M. Khorenatsi Street of Yerevan a group of persons used violence against police officers performing their official duties by throwing stones and other hard items towards them. In the result of violence 6 police officers with different bodily injuries were taken to medical center.

Considering that in the materials there are apparent crime features envisaged by the Part 2 of the Article 316 of RA Criminal Code that is violence dangerous for health against a representative of authorities concerned with performance of his official duties, a criminal case was initiated in Yerevan Investigative Department. An investigatory-operative group was formed.

6 police officers were found as injured party and interrogated. During preliminary investigation of the criminal case the videos on the incident available on the internet were downloaded and examined, the relevant subdivisions of the police were tasked to take measures to identify the persons captured in the video who had inflicted bodily injuries to police officers, as well as to find and bring them to the investigative body.

Urgent investigatory actions are conducted to provide the comprehensive, objective and complete investigation of circumstances of the case.

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.


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