Federal police find violations in local counterparts' handling of Golunov arrest
Ivan Golunov was released on June 11 after the attempted drug distribution charges against him were dropped for lack of evidence, but the case under which he was charged lives on as a vehicle for police to investigate where the drugs came from. The case materials were transferred today to citywide prosecutors in Moscow for later transfer to the federal Investigative Committee.
Meanwhile, Russia’s federal Internal Affairs Ministry announced that its internal security investigators had found violations in the actions of the Moscow police officers who carried out Golunov’s arrest. They did not specify what violations took place.