The São Paulo Military Police (PMESP) removed the police officers who were recorded carrying a man, suspected of robbing a market, who, even handcuffed, had his hands and feet tied with a rope.
The images were captured in the early hours of Monday (5th) at an Emergency Care Unit (UPA) located in Vila Mariana, a neighborhood in the south zone of São Paulo.
At the end of Sunday night (4), two men and a teenager allegedly entered a market and stole some products. The person in charge of the store reported the crime to police officers who were patrolling the area and indicated the direction to which the suspects had fled.
Shortly afterwards, the police located a 32-year-old man who had two boxes of bonbons, valued at R$30.00. He was reportedly detained by agents after saying he had committed the theft.
The PMs reported to the Civil Police that he resisted arrest and did not comply with their orders, and, for that reason, it was necessary to handcuff him.
Even handcuffed, the suspect would have threatened to run away and steal the gun from the police. Still according to the agents’ testimony, to contain him, four policemen held the man and tied his feet with a cord.
Then, already tied up, the prisoner was taken to the UPA in Vila Mariana.
There, a regular recorded the images of the tied boy and questioned the procedure adopted by the police, who did not respond. The author of the video went to the police station to narrate his perception of what happened.
At the police station, the person in charge of the market said that the prisoner is already known in the establishment for committing thefts and that he pressed the panic button when he realized that he and two other boys were filling a basket with products.
According to the incident report, in addition to chocolates, other products were stolen, such as drinks and food, which together add up to R$ 503.
The man who had been tied up was arrested and will answer for the crimes of theft, resistance, threat and corruption of minors. The man and the teenager who accompanied him were also located, but the other products were not recovered.
The São Paulo Military Police reported that it had preventively removed all the agents involved in the incident, as they would have acted in disagreement with the institution’s standard operating procedures.
The corporation regretted the episode and launched an inquiry to find out what happened.
Source: CNN Brasil
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