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The former Brazilian Minister of Justice assures the judiciary that Bolsonaro “wanted” the Rio de Janeiro police

Former Brazilian Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sérgio Moro, announced in early March that he had spoken to President Jair Bolsonaro specifically asking him to control the federal police in the state of Rio de Janeiro, according to the testimony he gave offered to the authorities on Saturday and was released on Tuesday.

“Moro, you have 21 superintensions, I just want one in Rio de Janeiro.” This is the message he would have received via a WhatsApp message in March, according to the former chief of justice, when he was in Washington on an official trip with former federal director general, Maurício Valeixo, whose discharge from part of Bolsonaro brought Moros Withdrawal before.

The Brazilian prosecutor’s office is currently investigating Bolsonaro’s alleged interference in the security forces after one of the first changes ordered by the new chief of the federal police, Rolando Alexandre de Souza, was to change positions with Carlos Henrique Oliveira, who continues to be responsible in Rio de Janeiro will go to the national subdivision of the institution.

The former Brazilian Minister of Justice assures the judiciary that Bolsonaro “wanted” the Rio de Janeiro police
The former Brazilian Minister of Justice assures the judiciary that Bolsonaro “wanted” the Rio de Janeiro police

In his testimony before the prosecutor, Moro pointed out that Bolsonaro’s first attempts to replace the police director in Rio de Janeiro began in August 2019, when the president himself “verbally” requested the removal of the person in charge at the time, Ricardo Saadi.

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