Russian TV Program on Police Violence – “Uboinyi Otdel” (The Killing Department)

A special episode of the “Professiia Reporter” (Rus: Profession reporter) programme on 17 March on  NTV was presented by Denis Arapov and titled “Uboynyy Otdel” (Rus: The killing department, also slang for police departments that deal with murder cases). It was dedicated to two recent high-profile cases of fatal police brutality which resulted in the deaths of the 52-year-old Sergei Nazarov after he was beaten and raped at Dalniy police station in Kazan in March, and of the 15-year-old Nikita Leontiev, who was beaten to death by officers at St Petersburg’s police station No 75 in January.

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