MADRID, Feb. 9 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Prosecutor's Office of Bolivia is investigating the former Chief of Police, Vladimir Calderón, for breach of duties, cover-up, complicity and resolutions contrary to the Constitution and laws because he would have supported Evo Morales after the controversial elections of October 20 before his resignation , on November 10, 2019.
“There is evidence and it will be released. There are officers who adhered to the complaint,” said Zuleika Lanza, attorney for the director general of Interpol-Bolivia, Jorge Campos, and Jonny Tapia, who filed the complaint against Calderón on December 31. January.
Campos explained that 15 days before Morales resigned – after losing the support of the Army and the Police in the voice of Calderón himself -, Calderón met with “Brother Evo”, as he called him, and transferred the officers that Morales was happy with the work of his policemen because they dispersed the opposition protesters, so he would give them a loyalty bonus.
Another officer has explained to Calderón that the position he was taking was not right, because he bought the loyalty of the police. The then commander also told them that the conflict would end in a few days and that they would receive help from sectors related to the Socialism Movement (MAS), especially from the miners who would arrive in La Paz.
Campos has indicated that Calderón preferred to “turn a deaf ear” to the councils of his police environment to comply with police procedures and regulations when internal conflicts arise. “On the contrary, he has shown a challenging, aggressive attitude, even threatened with retirement,” said Tapia.
The complainants presented audiences to the Public Prosecutor's Office as evidence of their claims. “There are many more tests that will be released later,” added Tapia. The complaint has been admitted by the Prosecutor's Office. “There is already an assigned prosecutor who will investigate the former police commander,” said the lawyer.
The riot on the part of the Police was decisive to propitiate Morales's departure from power and the country – accused of fraud in the elections of October 20 that led to his re-election – and his replacement by the self-proclaimed president Jeanine Áñez. On May 3, presidential and legislative elections are held with the intention of restoring the constitutional order.