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New PM commander-general says he will keep cameras in uniforms: “We fulfill contracts”

The new General Commander of the Military Police, Colonel Cássio Araújo de Freitas, who took office this Friday (3), said he will keep the cameras on the police uniforms.

The colonel stated that there are contracts for the implementation of the equipment and that they will be complied with. “I know it’s a controversial subject, but the PM has signed contracts and we respect the contracts”, he pointed out.

He stated that in general, the cameras contribute and are positive. “For the Military Police, one of the main factors is the production of quality evidence for the Judiciary”, he explained. But, he noted that a study will be done to assess the cost of the service.

Questioned about the role of the Military Police in political matters, the new general commander stated that the corporation is legalistic. He highlighted the role of PMs in withdrawing demonstrators from the front of the General Headquarters after determination by the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Alexandre de Moraes. “We had 24 hours. We did it in 6 hours”, said the colonel.

The statements were given after the transfer of office ceremony, in which Colonel Ronaldo Miguel Vieira left the general command of the Military Police.

The governor of São Paulo, Tarcísio de Freitas, and the secretary of public security, Guilherme Derrite, were present.

Tarcísio de Freitas, highlighted that without order there is no progress. “If we want to achieve progress, we need order. The one who is ready to maintain order is the Military Police”, he pointed out.

Public security secretary Guilherme Derrite criticized those who defend the end of the Military Police, saying that there is no freedom and democracy without police.

Source: CNN Brasil

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