Two policemen arrested in Nizhny Tagil after death in local resident’s official car

In Nizhny Tagil, an investigation is underway into the death of a man on January 29, who, presumably, died in a police car, he was taken to police department No. 17, the website reports. According to the publication, a criminal case has been opened on abuse of authority (paragraph “c” of part 3 of article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The name of the deceased was Sergei Shamrin. According to the head of the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Sverdlovsk Region, Valery Gorelykh, “this fact is being checked.”

The source of the publication in the TFR said that the autopsy showed a fracture of the cervical vertebra. Two police officers, in whose official UAZ Mr. Shamrin died, were arrested, informed source of publication in power structures. According to the interlocutor of the publication in the ICR, the man was detained in the Dzerzhinsky district in front of his wife, the police arrived on a call, it was about petty hooliganism.

A security guard of a psychiatric hospital turned to police officers from the PPS unit, saying that an unknown man with inappropriate behavior violates public order on the territory of the medical campus, swears obscene language, waves his arms, tries to get inside – allegedly to visit his friend, Valery Gorelykh tells about what happened.

Later it turned out that we are talking about a local resident born in 1978, who was released from prison in 2001, says a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to him, the police, “assisting the guard, placed the scandalous citizen in the UAZ-Patriot patrol car in the compartment for detainees” in order to take him to the police department on duty. When the man was unloaded at the police station, it turned out that he was in an unconscious state, he was given first aid, says Valery Gorelykh. Emergency assistance was called, but it was not possible to save him, biological death was recorded, says a representative of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs.

“A check is being carried out on this fact, following which a reasoned decision will be made,” said Valery Gorelykh.

Edition, based on a video of attempts to save a man, as well as the words of eyewitnesses, writesthat “when the man was taken out of the car, his pulse was still felt for some time.” Nearby was his wife, who was following the police in her car. When asked by the publication, “with what they took him,” she told: “On the street, something is there … Their conversation did not go. And they put him upside down. And he rode all the way upside down.

According to the wife of the deceased, he “bent his head down and lifted his legs up” because he was under two meters tall, and the compartment for detainees in the UAZ is very small. According to, there was an eyewitness in the UAZ in the detainee compartment. According to him, the man died immediately. “He waved his legs, his face was blue. I couldn’t do anything, there’s not enough room. I knocked, asked to stop the car and put him in a normal position,” the witness said, but the police did not attach any importance to his words.

Maria Fedotova

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