Russia's Investigative Committee has announced that several police officers were charged with torture in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
According to the committee, the police officers tortured a suspect with electric shock in February to make him confess his alleged involvement in a theft.
The announcement comes a day after prosecutors in another Siberian city, Irkutsk, said several local police officers are being investigated for their alleged attempt to cover up a deadly clash between detained suspects in custody last week.
On April 4, it was announced that three Moscow police officers are expected to face trial for allegedly using a gas mask to torture a female murder suspect last year.
Russian police have been facing increased scrutiny after the death of a man in custody in Kazan last month.
Based on reporting by "Novaya gazeta" and Interfax