Ombudsman on the relief of Harvey Colchado: weakens investigative actions against corruption by the Prosecutor's Office

Ombudsman on the relief of Harvey Colchado: weakens investigative actions against corruption by the Prosecutor's Office

The entity warned that the decision could jeopardize the confidentiality of the investigations and the availability of resources of the special team of the Prosecutor's Office to fulfill its functions.

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Ombudsman on the relief of Harvey Colchado: weakens investigative actions against corruption by the Prosecutor's Office

Entity warned What decision could put at risk the confidentiality of the investigations and the availability of resources of the special team of the Prosecutor's Office to carry out its functions. (Photo: El Comercio)

The The Ombudsman's Office considered that the replacement of Colonel PNP Harvey Colchado as head of Searches of the General Intelligence Directorate (Digimin) weakens the actions of investigation against corruption by the Prosecutor's Office.

In a statement on his social networks, he warned that this decision could put at risk the confidentiality of the investigations and the availability of resources of the special team of the Prosecutor's Office to fulfill its functions.

“This decision weakens the investigative actions against corruption by the Prosecutor's Office, in addition to affecting the institutional framework of the sector, since a commander above colonels”, he said.

“The Ministry of the Interior informed us that it did not carry out obstructionist actions against special equipment, however, this relief contradicts such indication. We request to leave the change without effect and guarantee the development of investigations against the President of the Republic and his entourage”, he added.

As recalled , PNP Colonel Harvey Colchado ceased to be the head of Digimin Searches, after the Ministry of the Interior (Mininter) announced his replacement.

Through a memorandum, Colchado was informed that PNP Commander General Mario Hidalgo Yen will be the new chief of said unit, for which he was asked to make the corresponding disclosure.

Likewise, you are asked to assume the position of general coordinator of the Special Support Team for the Prosecutors' Team against Corruption of Power, exclusively and depending on the Digimin.