The director general of the Federal Traffic Police, Fernando Oliveira, apologized this Thursday (25) to the family
The director general of the Federal Road Police, Fernando Oliveira, apologized this Thursday (25) to the family of Genivaldo de Jesus, who died a year ago during a road police approach to Sergipe.
Genivaldo could not resist the approach of the police when he was locked up in a vehicle used as a kind of gas chamber.
The three policemen involved are under arrest and are accused of torture and triple murder.
“The fact is dramatic for the institution. The fact is even more dramatic for the family. For this reason, I expressed my dismay and sympathy to the family and formally apologized to the family. And it’s an event we don’t want to see repeated.”classified Oliveira.
The apology took place during the presentation of the project for the use of body cameras in the PRF police uniforms, presented this Thursday (25).
The Bodycams strategic project predicts that by April 2024, around 6,000 officers will use the equipment, about half of the police force. The practical tests will begin in November, as part of the project coordinated by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
Images posted on the internet show the police action which left the victim trapped in a smoky vehicle. The man struggles with his legs out of him as a highway patrolman holds down the boot lid, preventing the man from getting out or breathing.
Genilvado would have been stopped by the agents for riding a motorcycle without a helmet.
In April, the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) upheld the arrest of federal traffic police officers charged with the death of Genivaldo de Jesus Santos by asphyxiation in a company vehicle in May 2022.
The judges of the sixth panel of the court understood that the police acted with disproportionate force and contrary to internal rules. Furthermore, the magistrates believed that the victim had mental problems and did not resist the approach.
In January, the judge in Sergipe ruled that the PRF officers involved in the case would face a popular jury on the crimes of torture and triple murder.