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In Dnipropetrovsk, police officers did not allow blogger to film in police department

07.01.2015, 21:18

On January 4, Dnipropetrovsk blogger Vyacheslav Poyizdnyk was forbidden to record video in Industrialny rayon police department in Dnipropetrovsk. He told about this the regional IMI representative.

According to the blogger, he arrived to the police department at night on January 4, as he received a call from some citizens who informed about a crime committed against them, but they could not get to the police station, as no one was opening the door. As it turned out, the people who were not allowed in got caught in a firefight. When they finally got into the police station, a police officer, major Andriy Kovryha, started to close the camera lens with his hands. According to the blogger, this is what normally happens - police officers dislike being video taped, and behave aggressively when they see a video camera regardless of the law (for example, the law "On Police" specifically mentions that the work of police must be open and transparent, but when the blogger tried to explain this to the police officer, he was ignored).

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