Property security company Vector will have to pay R$1.8 million in compensation for the death of João Alberto Silveira Freitas, beaten to death by security guards in a parking lot at Carrefour supermarket, in Porto Alegre, almost a year ago. The decision was released on Wednesday (5th).
On November 19, 2020, security guards at a Carrefour unit in Porto Alegre, hired by Vector, the network’s third party, were arrested in the act and accused of murder in the death of João Freitas.
The Cejusc – mediation body of the Court of Justice – of Rio Grande Sul, disclosed, on Thursday (4), that the company reached an agreement with human rights defense entities and with the Public Defender’s Office on the payment of compensation .
Half of the amount paid by the company will go to permanence grants for black university students at Prouni, another 30% will be dedicated to grants for day care centers that will serve black children up to 5 years old and 15% for the purchase of food baskets, also for black families living in the Passo D’Areia district, in the north of Porto Alegre.
The company is also required to carry out awareness campaigns on anti-racist practices, including for other security companies, and reformulate internal policies, with the creation of an ombudsman to receive reports of abuse of any kind and racism.
In May of this year, a Conduct Adjustment Term (TAC) established the payment of R$ 115 million to Carrefour in compensation to Beto Freitas’ family. In a statement to investors released in June, the supermarket chain said the amount would be “disbursed over the next few years”.
With information from Ligia Tuon
Reference: CNN Brasil