Police officer to be tried for alleged violence and misreporting

A criminal case has reached court regarding a high-ranking official of Rīga Municipal Police Vidzeme Administration and unjustified violence against a man during the performance of service duties and false report, the prosecutor's office said November 2.

The official has been accused of abusing the statutory rights and powers of a police officer to exercise physical force during his time in office and of using unjustified violence against a man, causing him physical pain.

The accused has also been criminally prosecuted for providing a false report of committing a criminal offense with a view to obtaining the initiation of criminal proceedings against the aforementioned man on charges of committing a serious crime.

The criminal case has been referred to Riga City Court.

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