After the attempted coup, Lula da Silva renewed the leadership of the Federal Police in 18 states and another 25 commands at the regional level
The replacements occur alongside the dismissals that occurred after the incidents of January 8, although, according to the Minister of Justice, these are not related
Lula renewed the leadership of the Federal Police of 18 states and another 25 commands at the regional level (Nytimes)
The Minister of Justice of Brazil, Flávio Dino, informed this Thursday that 26 of the 27 regional leaderships of the Federal Highway Police (PRF) have been superseded, while in the Federal Police (PF) there were 18 chiefs whose activity was completed.
Dino commented that this decision is not in line with the dismissals that occurred as a result of the episodes of January 8, but that it is a fact that had already been addressed in the transition stage towards Lula's new government.
Falvio Dino said that these changes are not related to the incidents of January 8 (REUTERS)
Since this Thursday, then, the only regional superintendent of the PRF who maintains his position is that of Piaui; Meanwhile, with regard to the PF, those from Rio Grande do Norte, Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Paraíba, Alagoas, Sao Paulo, Paraná, Pará, Amazon >and Minas Gerais.
The new superintendent of the PF in Rio de Janeiro is Leandro Almada, who is known for leading an investigation that revealed obstacles in the clarification of the murder of the councilor Marielle Franco and the person who was traveling with him, Anderson Gomes, according to various Brazilian media outlets.
These replacements were made along with a series of modifications that the Lula government has been implementing in recent days on the security cabinets in charge of guarding the facilities of the Planalto Palace, seat of the Presidency, and of the Alvorada, the official residence, after the attacks at the beginning of the month in the hands of far-right supporters. From these episodes, Lula has felt a certain distrust of the high military commands and has advanced with his replacement by some more similar to his figure.
In recent days, Lula has been making changes in the security forces after the incidents at the government headquarters (REUTERS)
Without going any further, this Wednesday the President dismissed 13 soldiers who worked in the Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI), which is responsible for the security of the head of state. The displaced soldiers worked in various areas of the Presidential Security and Coordination Secretariat, the Administrative Division and the GSI offices in Rio de Janeiro , the political birthplace of former president Jair Bolsonaro.
In turn, this move was added to that of Wednesday, when the Ministry of the General Secretariat of the The Presidency also announced the cessation of activities of another 40 soldierswho worked in the administration of the Palacio de la Alvorada.
Since the attempted coup, Lula has felt betrayed by the security forces surrounding him and accused “many” police and military officers of having been “connivant” with the invasion and destruction of government buildings.
Lula accused “many” police and military officers of having been “connivant” with the invasion and destruction of government buildings (REUTERS)< p class="paragraph">“I am convinced that the door of the Planalto Palace was opened for those people to enter because there is no broken door, that is, someone facilitated their entry,” denounced the leader of the Workers' Party a few days ago.
However, he assured that he would like to maintain civil relations with the Brazilian armed forces although he stressed that they should not become politicized. “I don't want to have problems with the forces or they with me. But those who want to get into politics should take off their uniform, resign from office and then go into politics,” he said.
In turn, this same Thursday Lula targeted the < b>intelligence services for failing to prevent this assault. “We made an elementary mistake: my intelligence did not exist (that day),” he began by pointing out in a television interview on GloboNews. “We have intelligence from the Army, intelligence from the Air Force, ABIN (Brazilian Intelligence Agency),none of them warned me,” he continued.
< i>(With information from Europa Press)