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Justice Minister Doubts Efficiency of Police Law

Russian Policeman Near Police VanMOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - The enactment of the law On the police is unlikely to noticeably raise the efficiency of law enforcement authorities, Russian Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov said.

"The public has long been ready for the police, courts, justice system, lawyers, notaries to start working with utmost efficiency and comfort for the people," Konovalov told a press conference in Moscow on Monday.

"Unfortunately, we have no guarantee that this will happen once the police bill comes into force," the minister said.

Expecting public order from the mere enactment of the bill is a path toward a deadlock, Konovalov said.

"There have to be social changes so that law enforcement agencies can operate more efficiently, with more authority," he said.

"Urging to observe the law, while at the same time breaking it is of course a disgrace," Konovalov said.

The police law is due to come into force on March 1.

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