The Supreme Council of Justice reported that on June 2, it temporarily removed the judge of the Makariv District Court of the Kyiv Region, Oleksiy Tandyr, who is a suspect in the criminal proceedings for the beating to death of a National Guardsman at a checkpoint in Kyiv.
"... the pre-trial investigation must be completed within two months from the day the person was notified of the suspicion of having committed a crime. Since the judge was notified of the suspicion on May 26, 2023, the Supreme Court of Justice removed A.V. Tandyr from justice by July 25, 2023," it says. in the message.
The decision of the Supreme Administrative Court was made based on the results of consideration of the petition of the Deputy Prosecutor General. The Supreme Council of Justice has not established any circumstances that could indicate that the said petition is a form of illegal influence, pressure or interference in the activity of a judge in the administration of justice.
Tandyr is suspected of committing a criminal offense provided for in part 3 of Article 286-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, namely, violation of road safety rules, driving a vehicle while intoxicated, which caused the death of the victim, which provides for imprisonment for a term of up to ten years with deprivation of the right to drive vehicles for a period of five to ten years.
"The presence of this criminal proceeding contradicts moral and ethical principles, may call into question the independence and integrity of the judge in the administration of justice and, taking into account international principles, standards of judge behavior and norms of national legislation, to a large extent damage the authority of the judiciary and public trust in it," - noted in the VSP.
On the night of May 26, Judge Oleksiy Tandyr, the head of the Makariv District Court of the Kyiv Region, beat to death a National Guardsman at a checkpoint in the capital. The judge was arrested on the spot.
The Kyiv City Prosecutor's Office informed UNN that it has launched an investigation under part 3 of Article 286-1 of the Criminal Code (Violation of traffic safety rules or transport operation by persons who drive vehicles while intoxicated, which led to the death of the victim).
At a meeting on Saturday, May 27, the Supreme Council of Justice approved the deputy general prosecutor's submission to consent to the detention of the judge. Judge Tandir was sent to custody for two months.
The judge himself declares that he was not drunk, but was in a state of shock after the accident.