Two cops die in shoot-out

  • 1999-05-20
  • By Daniel Silva
RIGA - The death by shootingof two police officers by a forester accused of bootlegging has raised questions about misuse of police authority.Acting on a tip that moonshine was available for sale at a farmhouse in rural Lazdukalns County in Eastern Latvia, three municipal police officers from the nearby town of Balvi, together with a national police lieutenant, went to the house to investigate the evening of May 10. At their request, three witnesses accompanied the police officers.But when they arrived, police say the owner of the house, and his 25-year-old forester son, Egils Barkans, wou...
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