Amnesty International Brazil launches this Wednesday (27) the documentary “Descontrole: the Public Ministry in the Center of Attention”, about the role of the Public Ministry in controlling police activity, including investigations involving deaths of black people in actions and operations cops.
Read more: Mother of young man killed in Jacarezinho (RJ) accuses the Military Police and demands explanations
The exhibition will be for artists, relatives of victims, representatives of civil society, members of the justice system, activists and partners of the organization, at 8 pm, at the Museum of Tomorrow, in the port area of Rio de Janeiro.
According to Amnesty, based on recent data from the network of Public Security Observatories, every four hours, a black person is killed by the police in six Brazilian states. Rio de Janeiro is the state that kills the most blacks in police operations and interventions.
For Amnesty International Brazil, it is urgent to demand that the Public Prosecutor’s Office fulfill its institutional duty to guarantee external and participatory control of police activity in line with human rights parameters. The entity also asks for inspection and transparency from the state agency in the access and monitoring of family members in investigations.
Read also: Justice of Rio orders to file investigation against young black man arrested without evidence by PM
For the organization’s executive director, Jurema Werneck, the MP has the constitutional duty of external control of police activity and needs to anticipate and understand the crimes that happen under its jurisdiction, acting so that they do not happen. She also says that the MP needs to be open to dialogue and collaboration.
“There is an explicit pattern of murders of young black and poor people throughout the country by police weapons, so it is necessary to see and face racism, it is necessary to understand the causes behind the deviations of the police and act to correct it. And civil society can contribute to the effectiveness of this action”, warns Jurema Werneck.
📣 IT’S COMING! Day 27/04 has the launch of #DescontroleDoc. performed by @amistiabrasilthe film discusses – based on data and testimonies from victims’ relatives, authorities and specialists – the role of the Public Ministry in the face of police violence.
🎬Check out the trailer: pic.twitter.com/G7pSBP5i5f
— Amnesty International Brazil 🕯 (@anistiabrasil) April 25, 2022
Source: BdF Rio de Janeiro
Editing: Eduardo Miranda