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Cop Fired After Video Plea

A Sverdlovsk region police major who posted a YouTube video accusing her superiors of corruption was fired for a weeklong absence from work, reported Thursday.

But the officer, Tatyana Domracheva, said she was set up by superiors who did not inform her that they had transferred her to a new workplace in another department.

In July, Domracheva posted a video appeal to President Dmitry Medvedev saying local police officials were closing cases on false pretexts to improve crime-solving statistics.

Domracheva has accused her superiors of various violations since 2008. No police officials have been charged in connection with her complaints, but prosecutors have confirmed some of the information she provided, reported.

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