Russian police to face lie detector tests

August 20th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian police officers working in positions where they may be exposed to temptations of bribery and corruption will have to take lie-detector tests, a minister has said.

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said: “This mainly concerns officers appointed to posts where there is a risk of corruption. They will face lie detector tests. This is normal practice.”

President Dmitry Medvedev has launched a large-scale reform of the country’s police, including cutting the number of policemen and increasing salaries in response to criticism of the force.

Nurgaliyev also said officers would face drugs and alcohol tests.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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