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 New Mykolaiv region police chief promises transparent investigation into Tsukerman's murder

He has also announced staff changes aimed at restoring credibility of the agency among citizens.

New chief of the National Police Department in the Mykolaiv region Yurii Moroz has promised transparent investigation into the murder of a civilian by police officers that occurred in Kryve Ozero town on Aug. 24, Censor.NET informs citing 112 Ukraine.

"The investigation is transparent... I may assure that I will do my best to make the public witness this transparent work in this direction," he said.

Moroz said that seeing this case through is his top priority on the new post.

Read more: Court arrests three police officers in case of Kryve Ozero resident murder (updated)

"The second one is to study the situation in every district department and unit, and to possibly reinforce or change the staff. My major task is to secure enforcement of rights and freedoms of citizens and to regain credibility of police agencies with the people," he added.

Moroz said he would propose staff changes in the regional police department to top police officials of Ukraine by the end of the day.

As previously reported, resident of Kryve Ozero town Oleksandr Tsukerman was murdered by police officers during his detention Aug. 24. Next day, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yurii Lutsenko announced three police officers were apprehended on suspicion of beating the man to death during attempted detention. Three more officers were later apprehended on charges of Tsukerman's murder. The court hearing on pre-trial restraints against the first three suspects ruled to arrest them. At the moment, the police have revealed the names of all officers present during the murder in the Mykolaiv region. Prosecutor's office said Oleksandr Tsukerman died of a ball bullet wound.


 
 
 
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