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Office of Police Complaints Hosts Visitors from Russia

Monday, January 26, 2015
Agency will share best practices on citizen oversight of law enforcement

(Washington, D.C.)  – The Office of Police Complaints (OPC) will host six visitors from Russia on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. 

The Russian visitors include:

  • Mr. Aleksandr Iurin, Chairman, Public Oversight Committee, Chelyabinsk
  • Mr. Albert Kuznetsov, Inspector, NGO “Committee against Torture,” Nizhnyy Novgorod
  • Ms. Albina Mudarisova, Inspector, Civic Oversight Investigation at NGO “Committee against Torture,” Orenburg
  • Mr. Dmitrii Piskunov, Public Investigations Inspector, “Committee for Torture Prevention,” Moscow
  • Mr. Sergei Poduzov, Co-chair, Human Being and Law, Mari El Republic
  • Mr. Timur Rakhmaulin, Public Investigations Inspector and Lawyer, “Committee for Torture Prevention,” Orenburg

During their visit, the group will meet with OPC staff members to discuss various ways to foster citizen oversight of law enforcement, including sharing best practices on developing positive relationships with law enforcement and what to do when challenges arise.  

OPC presenters will also provide information about OPC’s policy recommendation work, which focuses on improving the citizen complaint process and enhancing police accountability, as well as its nationally recognized mediation program.

“We are honored to work with the Russian officials,” said Michael G. Tobin, OPC’s executive director.  “Fostering improved citizen oversight of law enforcement has become an issue of international importance, and we are pleased that OPC is looked upon as role model agency by the Russian officials.”  

To learn more about OPC, visit www.policecomplaints.dc.gov