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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUInternal Security Bureau has arrested a police inspector of State Police’s Latgale Region Police Department. The man is suspected of demanding a bribe of EUR 1,500 in exchange for influencing the result of an application’s review.

The man has been put under arrest.

Another state official was arrested shortly after the Internal Security Bureau received video footage shot by RigaTV 24, which depicted a possible act of bribery. ISB has launched a criminal process and arrested two State Police officials.

It was determined during the investigation that a EUR 60 bribe was requested and received in exchange for not writing a road traffic violation report.

RigaTV 24 reports that possible bribery had taken place opposite to the television company’s windows on Blaumana Street. Video footage shows some driver conversing near a Road Traffic Police office car. Police officers hand the man the book of road traffic rules. With it in hand, the man then goes back to his car. He then puts something in the book and gives it back to the police officers. One of the officers then takes an alcometer, has the driver blow into it and then gives back the man’s documents.

The two police officers in question are currently suspended for the duration of the investigation.

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