MOSCOW, August 6 (Itar-Tass) - Moscow investigators detained two police officers who had watched their colleague being beaten in the city's Matveyevsky market on July 27.
Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass patrol service officers Vladimir Cherezov and Yuri Lunkov are suspects in a negligence case. "Another suspect is acting head of the Ochakovo-Matveyevskoye district police department Alexei Pravkin," Markin said.
The SK said Pravkin received information about an offense committed in the Matveyevsky market on July 27, but "failed to take any measures to organize the work of his subordinates, in order to prevent a serious crime and its consequences."
"Inspector Vladimir Cherezov and driver Yuri Lunkov who were at the scene of detection, did not help stop illegal actions by Magomed Rasulov and his wife Khalimat, which enabled Magomed Rasulov to cause a serious head inquiry to a police detective and flee the scene," the SK said.
The investigators will consider a measure of restraint for Cherezov and Lunkov, the SK spokesman said.