Interior Ministry Plans Mental Checks for Police
MOSCOW — Russia plans to resume the Soviet-era practice of screening police officers for mental maladies amid a surge in violent crime by on- and off-duty cops.
The Interior Ministry will resume testing employees and job applicants for psychological disorders, after ending the practice amid budget cuts in the years following the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said in the official government newspaper, Rossiisskaya Gazeta.
“If we resume testing, we’ll find that at least a third of all active police officers have some kind of mental pathology,” said Mikhail Vinogradov, who ran the Soviet Interior Ministry’s psychological testing unit from 1976 to 1987. Many unqualified applicants get hired through bribes or nepotism, Vinogradov, who now heads the Moscow Center for Legal and Psychological Assistance in Extreme Situations, said by phone on Monday.
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My question is: Is this a strategy to clean themself from the cop who came out on Youtube about corruption policemen???