Kupriy: I am against the introduction of the presumption of innocence of the police, because of possible abuse

People’s Deputy Vitaliy kupriy opposed the introduction of the presumption of innocence of the police. He declared it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

“I’m still a defender, so I’m definitely against such an initiative. In our Constitution there is a certain rule, which specifies that no one is obliged to execute criminal orders, illegal. If the police officer is abusing his authority, then I consider absurd to obey his will. But, defending the rights of police officers, really need to improve the training system, the relevant instructions,” said kupriy.

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According to him, the Chairman of national police Khatia Dekanoidze not revealed the full extent of the problem, when young cops can’t use the weapon because of the shock.

“Khatia Dekanoidze, for example, hides from us the full extent of the problem we faced on Saturday on troyeschina. There was a case that the one who violates the law, assaulted a COP, beat him, struck him with a traumatic brain injury. The girl partner was standing and could not use weapons because he was in a stupor of fear. Only to accidentally close another unit and managed to calm down the offender. Such cases have systemic,” - said the MP.

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As previously reported, the Ministry of internal Affairs is preparing to submit to Parliament package of laws to expand the rights of the police on the principle of “presumption of innocence of the police”. It was noted that these legislative changes are aimed at giving police more rights when interacting with people who will have to obey, having the right to further appeal the actions of law enforcement.

Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko also spoke in favor of the fact that the police need to give more opportunities to protect their life.

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