Five police officers suspected of abuse of position

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The Internal Security Bureau (IDB) detained five officials of the State Police Zemgale region unit in late January regarding abuse of position, failure to act, and other criminal offenses related to the fulfilment of the duties of the daily service, IDB said on February 7.

Within the framework of criminal proceedings, the IDB  has performed urgent procedural activities in the Zemgale unit of the State Police. The investigation found and removed objects and documents relating to the criminal offenses.

Currently, officials of the State Police involved in criminal offenses have been recognized as suspects and non-custodial security means have been applied to them, including a ban on the taking of certain positions in the State Police.

No further information is currently provided, citing the interests of the investigation.

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