10 Kazakh Cops Fired For Beating Handcuffed Suspect

Story ByGheorghi Caraseni, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

Video Credit: CEN/@tengrinews

This is the moment Kazakh police officers drag and beat a suspect lying on the floor leading to the dismissal of 10 cops.

The incident was filmed in the city of Aktobe in the western Kazakh region of the same name and was later shared on YouTube where it has been viewed over 52,000 times.

Picture Credit: CEN/@tengrinews

A police statement said: “On 24th November at around 3pm, we received a called from the Zahodi Cafe to report a fight.

“A patrol unit was sent to the scene where it turned out one of the suspects was beating another customer in the cafe.”

According to local media, the cops arrested three suspects at the cafe and one of them was injured back at the police station when he disobeyed their instructions.

After the footage was widely shared on social media showing how the man was injured, the incident was investigated by the Aktobe Internal Affairs Department and 10 police officers have been fired while three others have been disciplined, according to local media.

In the footage, numerous police officers are seen dragging the suspect along the floor while apparently kicking and hitting him.

Reports said that the investigation followed a similar incident caught on CCTV recently when a man detained for hooliganism was beaten by Kazakh cops in a police station while handcuffed.

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