Russian police authorized to hand down cautions
MOSCOW, October 16 (RAPSI) – A bill authorizing police to give citizens official warnings has become law. A version of the document signed by President Vladimir Putin has been published on the official website of legal information.
Amendments will be introduced into the Law on Police.
The document stipulates that law enforcement officers will be allowed to give citizens binding cautions on the impermissibility of certain actions or antisocial behavior creating conditions for commitment of crimes or offenses, which must be prevented by police.
Amendments have been proposed by a group of MPs headed by the chair of the State Duma Committee on security and fighting corruption Vasily Piskarev. The initiative’s sponsors believe that it would help improve prevention of crimes and offenses.
In early July, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the legislative proposal. According to the government’s stance, the legislative proposal is aimed to adjust regulatory tools of the law enforcement offensive activity.