The Investigative Committee of Russia continues investigating a probe into violence used against representatives of authorities during mass riots in July 2019. The identity of another person suspected of committing an offense under Part 1 of Article 318 of the Criminal Code of Russia (infliction of violence upon a public officer) has been discovered. That is Pavel Novikov, 32 years old. According to the investigation, on July 27, 2019, he inflicted violence upon a police officer by striking the latter on his head. The illegal actions of the arrested individual are proved by the testimony of witnesses and video records from the scene.
Novikov will be charged in the coming days. The investigation continues to examine in detail all the video footage and other materials related to the mass demonstrations in Moscow.