Spokeswoman from the Internal Affairs Department Diana Petersa informed the LETA news agency that during a special investigation, an inspector at a police precinct in the Latgale Regional Police Department was detained for demanding a €1,500 bribe for influencing the result of a petition submitted to the department.
The mentioned officer has since been detained and taken into custody as a security measure.
Meanwhile, in a different case, two more police officers were detained after the State Police's Internal Affairs Department received a video from RigaTV 24 where a possible instance of bribery was filmed by the television channel's crew. After reviewing the video, the Internal Affairs Department launched a criminal process and detained two police officers.
According to the investigation into the incident, the police officers were detained for taking a €60 bribe to avoid fining a driver for a traffic violation.