Prosecutors fail to make effective use of potential to combat corruption
MOSCOW, August 8 - RAPSI. Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika believes that prosecutors are not making sufficient use of their supervisory potential to combat corruption.
Speaking on Wednesday at a meeting of the Prosecutor General's Office, Chaika said that an analysis of the work of the field services and investigative authorities shows that the rates for detecting and investigating organized forms of corruption, as well as crimes related to bribery, are low.
He said that the insufficient influence exerted by prosecutors on the outcome of investigations, inquiries and organization of searches, including those for missing persons, is a cause for concern.
Chaika also reported that in 2012 illegal methods of conducting investigations which resulted in the violation of citizens' rights were uncovered. "Prosecutors were extremely passive in instigating criminal measures against people concealing crimes. For every 1,800 registered infringements only one criminal case is initiated against officials guilty of intentionally concealing a crime; only 42 cases have been initiated in total," Chaika said.