Against the BMW driver, who was pursued by police, a criminal case under part 2 St. 345 criminal code «threat or violence concerning the employee of law enforcement body». The head of the National police khatia Dekanoidze said in the program «TSN. Tyzhden» on channel «1+1» on Sunday evening.
She noted that the legal assessment of the actions of the Kyiv patrol officers who used the weapon during a vehicle pursuit, must give a result, but emphasized that a drunk driver is a criminal and the police are obliged to stop his actions.
Dekanoidze also stated that all officers working in the patrol police will continue to patrol the streets of Kiev and other Ukrainian cities, to detain criminals and prevent various illegal acts, including by drunk drivers.
Answering the question will not be whether the police after this situation be afraid to use the weapon even in difficult situations, the head of Netpolice said, «I don’t think».
As reported, in Kyiv on the night of 7 February a patrol police during the prosecution of the violator of the rules of the road and opened fire on the car, resulting in death 17-the summer passenger of this car.
Head of patrol police of the capital Yuri Zozulya stated that the patrol acted lawfully and perform their direct duties — ensured the safety of citizens. According to Zozulya, the car with the offenders did not react to any instructions of the patrol to stay or exit the car, the driver of the car violated traffic rules, endangering other people, in particular, was moving in the opposite lane.
The Moscow Prosecutor’s office opened on this fact criminal proceedings under part 3 of article 365 UK of Ukraine (excess of authority or official powers that caused grave consequences) and checks the legality of actions of employees of the patrol police.
We will remind, the patrol police is authorized in exceptional cases to use firearms to stop a vehicle by damaging it if the driver by his actions endangers the life or health of people and/or police.
Against the drunken driver of the BMW has opened a criminal case 15.02.2016