Prosecutor’s Office investigates alleged offenses by law enforcement officers in 11 cases

The State Inspector’s Office investigating alleged offenses committed by law enforcement officers. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 30 Nov 2021 - 13:32, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Chief Prosecutor’s Office has been investigating alleged offenses committed by 11 law enforcement officers in 10 cases, at the request of the State Inspector’s Office between January 1, 2020 and November 17, 2021. 

The State Inspector’s Office was launched back in 2018 under the Georgian Dream government to examine alleged offenses committed by law enforcement. 

Nine of the 11 officers were employees of the Interior Ministry, while the remaining two served in the Special Penitentiary Service. 

They have been charged with negligence while on duty which caused death or other grave consequences, and abuse of power. 

In two cases, the Chief Prosecutor’s Office is investigating alleged inhumane and degrading treatment. 

As of November 17, the State Inspector’s Office is studying 595 cases.