A judge from the Brazilian Supreme Court has suspended the appointment of the new Director General of the Federal Police and has expressed concern that the change in police leadership is due to President Jair Bolsonaro’s interest in inspecting the facility and receiving intelligence reports.
In a preliminary decision, judge Alexandre de Moraes temporarily suspended the decree that made Bolsonaron Alexandre Ramagen, a friend of his family, the new police director. The appointment resulted in Justice Minister Sergio Moro’s resignation, making Bolsonaro ugly.
Moro warned of an alleged “interference” by Bolsonaro in a tough public appearance, which De Moraes has now repeated to justify his opinion, warning that the president may have violated constitutional rules that violate his own interests nationally.
“The aim of the judicial review is to prevent acts that are incompatible with the constitutional order, also with regard to the appointment of public offices, where not only the principle of legality but also the principles of impersonality, morality and public Interest must be noted. ” has asserted the judge.
The change in the federal police force that Bolsonaro had been expecting for months would have confronted the president not only with the Minister of Justice, but also with several of his advisors. “What we warned happened,” members of the president’s environment told G1.