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(Oct 03, 2012) On August 23, 2012, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (police) of the
The Rules establish the mechanism for such payments. It is expected that payments will be offered for information on important cases that have caught public attention or on crimes that are "extremely dangerous for public safety or have severe consequences." (Citizens Will Be Paid for Assisting Police [in Russian], GAZETA.RU (Aug. 23, 2012).) Information must be submitted to an investigator in written form and may be provided in person or via electronic or regular mail. Police officers and other law enforcement personnel cannot claim rewards. Depending on the amount of the payment, the decision to issue a reward will be made by the Minister of Internal Affairs, who is the de-facto national police chief; one of his deputies; or the head of a regional police department. (
The Rules do not establish a maximum reward amount; however, a decision to pay more than the equivalent of US$100,000 must be made by the Minister of the Interior. Money for the rewards will be transferred from the funds appropriated for the federal Ministry of Internal Affairs. The announcement on the offering of a reward will be effective for two months from its first publication in the mass media or until the criminal in question is caught, whichever comes first. (Citizens Who Assist Police to Solve Crimes Will Be Rewarded, supra.)
- Author: Peter Roudik More by this author
- Topic: Criminal law and procedure More on this topic
- Jurisdiction: Russian Federation More about this jurisdiction
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Last updated: 10/03/2012