As reported by Censor.NET citing the SBI First Deputy Head Olha Varchenko, the police officer is suspected of stretching of power or official misconduct accompanied by violence during detention of C14 members in Podil police department on Feb. 9.
"Preliminary investigation has established that while offending one of the activists, the officer committed actions that were clearly beyond the rights and powers granted to him and were accompanied by violence.
A decision of applying a measure of restraint in the form of detention and dismissal from office is pending.
In case enough evidence of guilt is found, the policeman will face a three to eight-year sentence and will be deprived of the right to hold certain posts for up to three years. Pre-trial investigation continues.
As reported, Feb. 9, the police detained a number of C14 members on Kontraktova Square before "Who ordered attack on Kateryna Handziuk?" protest action during Yuliia Tymoshenko support rally.
C14 claim that the police first prevented their participation in "Who ordered attack on Kateryna Handziuk?" protest action during the rally and then beat and detained them near Podil police department in Kyiv.
National Police claim that after the detained had been released, they called for support, tried to storm into the police department and applied gas cartridges against police officers.